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Eric Mcintosh
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Message 31009 - Posted: 24 Jun 2017, 9:23:58 UTC

Here I shall post news and status on the new sixtrack_validator.
I have great hopes, but......if necessary I shall withdraw it as
soon as any problems are detected. I shall be checking the
validator log, and this thread frequently. Eric.
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Message 31013 - Posted: 24 Jun 2017, 11:32:27 UTC

The sixtrack_validator was installed and the server processes re-started
at 13:23:44. Eric. Now we shall see, closely monitoring the log.
(Then to look at the 80 hosts which have returned empty results files.)
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Message 31023 - Posted: 24 Jun 2017, 14:27:18 UTC

So far, so good. HOWEVER, I think we are still missing one part of the puzzle.
Huge thanks to Juha who had a look at the Validator. I have now found at least one Work
Unit with two Valid results, but one is an Outlier and the other is not!!!
As I understand this is NOT good. If you are the unlucky sidekick, the
second result, you will NOT be treated as an Outlier, but worse you will then
get a Real Time exceeded message and up to several hours of your valuable
computer time are wasted. Fixing this does not appear to be trivial, to me at least.

Nonetheless we are processing a huge amount of work, most of it successfully.
I am not complacent though, and this last piece of a huge puzzle may soon
fall into place. Eric.
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