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Message 26780 - Posted: 3 Oct 2014, 12:50:46 UTC
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I've started getting LHC units that, after 20 to 40 minutes of computation, error out. The error is that it runs out of disk space. During the run, disk space does indeed increase. The error says something like it got to 210 MB out of 197 MB. I get the impression that it could get to 400 MB if it finished. That would be OK with me. The machine i noticed it on has traditionally been tight on disk. So i moved all of BOINC on that machine to a drive with 50 GB free. I also changed my LHC preferences from 1 GB to 9 GB, and so on. I did UPDATE in the BOINC manager to get the new prefs there. It still does the same thing, claiming the same limits. This is now confirmed on Linux and Windows. I've told my machines to not get new units, and suspended any in progress.

What else is there to try?

I remember when 200 MB of disk was huge. Now it seems reasonable to put it in RAM. Perhaps it still is huge for some.

Edit: For example, task 44828602
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Message 26781 - Posted: 3 Oct 2014, 13:05:24 UTC - in response to Message 26780.  

No, it's nothing to do with the amount of disk space available in total. It's a limit set by the project, using a facility provided by BOINC and designed to cut off rogue applications before a single task runs rampant and uses all the space allocated to BOINC (all tasks, all projects) on your machine.

Have a look at the explanation I posted in Tasks exceeding disk limit. It would probably help Eric if we could consolidate all the different reports of this same error (with slightly different wording each time) into a single discussion thread.
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