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Message 31834 - Posted: 5 Aug 2017, 21:09:05 UTC

How does the project determine what project tasks you get?
I know that some programs are out of work or like the CMS program problem, but how is it I always get six track tasks even when every program is checked in preferences?
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Message 31835 - Posted: 6 Aug 2017, 8:59:35 UTC - in response to Message 31834.  

Did you already prepare your PC for the VirtualBox applications ? If so, deselect Sixtrack and see what happens.

If not, take a journey through my checklist


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Message 31837 - Posted: 6 Aug 2017, 12:05:54 UTC - in response to Message 31835.  

Did you already prepare your PC for the VirtualBox applications ? If so, deselect Sixtrack and see what happens.

If not, take a journey through my checklist


I have been through you checklist...but perhaps something acted up again. I'll have a look.
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Message 31838 - Posted: 6 Aug 2017, 12:16:16 UTC - in response to Message 31837.  

Vbox was out of date, installed new version.
However:

8/6/2017 2:14:17 PM | LHC@home | No tasks are available for CMS Simulation
8/6/2017 2:14:17 PM | LHC@home | No tasks are available for LHCb Simulation
8/6/2017 2:14:17 PM | LHC@home | No tasks are available for Theory Simulation
8/6/2017 2:14:17 PM | LHC@home | No tasks are available for ATLAS Simulation
8/6/2017 2:14:17 PM | LHC@home | No tasks are available for ALICE Simulation
8/6/2017 2:14:17 PM | LHC@home | No tasks are available for Benchmark Application
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Message 31839 - Posted: 6 Aug 2017, 12:42:43 UTC - in response to Message 31838.  

Well there is of course work available for both SixTrack and the experiments!
Just another manifestation of the scheduler problems with KHC@home.
Apologies but I can't do anything. Eric.

Vbox was out of date, installed new version.
However:

8/6/2017 2:14:17 PM | LHC@home | No tasks are available for CMS Simulation
8/6/2017 2:14:17 PM | LHC@home | No tasks are available for LHCb Simulation
8/6/2017 2:14:17 PM | LHC@home | No tasks are available for Theory Simulation
8/6/2017 2:14:17 PM | LHC@home | No tasks are available for ATLAS Simulation
8/6/2017 2:14:17 PM | LHC@home | No tasks are available for ALICE Simulation
8/6/2017 2:14:17 PM | LHC@home | No tasks are available for Benchmark Application

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Message 31841 - Posted: 6 Aug 2017, 14:33:29 UTC

It seems to be still a problem of your client, as my PCs get Atlas-Work:


This is an Atlas-WU:

493 LHC@home 06-08-2017 16:28 update requested by user
494 LHC@home 06-08-2017 16:28 Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
495 LHC@home 06-08-2017 16:28 Reporting 1 completed tasks
496 LHC@home 06-08-2017 16:28 Requesting new tasks for CPU
497 LHC@home 06-08-2017 16:28 Scheduler request completed: got 1 new tasks
498 LHC@home 06-08-2017 16:28 Started download of jf_790c46c27ad74c9cbae604175cdbb543
499 LHC@home 06-08-2017 16:28 Started download of 1UiMDmRuayqnSu7Ccp2YYBZmABFKDmABFKDmXNGKDmVyPKDmdsRLvn_input.tar.gz
500 LHC@home 06-08-2017 16:28 Finished download of 1UiMDmRuayqnSu7Ccp2YYBZmABFKDmABFKDmXNGKDmVyPKDmdsRLvn_input.tar.gz
501 LHC@home 06-08-2017 16:28 Started download of rte_1UiMDmRuayqnSu7Ccp2YYBZmABFKDmABFKDmXNGKDmVyPKDmdsRLvn.tar.gz
502 LHC@home 06-08-2017 16:28 Finished download of rte_1UiMDmRuayqnSu7Ccp2YYBZmABFKDmABFKDmXNGKDmVyPKDmdsRLvn.tar.gz
503 LHC@home 06-08-2017 16:28 Started download of boinc_job_script.08ntqt
504 LHC@home 06-08-2017 16:28 Finished download of boinc_job_script.08ntqt
505 LHC@home 06-08-2017 16:28 Finished download of jf_790c46c27ad74c9cbae604175cdbb543


Check in my checklist Nr. 4 and 5.

Is BOINC recognizing VirtualBox ? Check in Event-Log right after Startup of BOINC; it should tell you the installed version.

8 GB memory is not really much, VirtualBox-Tasks need round about 2 GB each

Do you enough disk-space for VirtualBox on your harddisc ?


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Message 31842 - Posted: 6 Aug 2017, 16:39:14 UTC - in response to Message 31841.  

Checklist 4 is double green.
Checklist 5 - 1 showed up again. I had it at 0 the last time I had vbox troubles.
Changed it back to 0 again and finally rolling with the other projects.

What causes the value to reset to 1?
I hate having to go into that file all the time and changing the value to 0.
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Message 31843 - Posted: 6 Aug 2017, 17:24:38 UTC - in response to Message 31842.  

Good, excuse my ignorance but what did you reset to 0?
Thanks. Eric.

Checklist 4 is double green.
Checklist 5 - 1 showed up again. I had it at 0 the last time I had vbox troubles.
Changed it back to 0 again and finally rolling with the other projects.

What causes the value to reset to 1?
I hate having to go into that file all the time and changing the value to 0.

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Message 31844 - Posted: 6 Aug 2017, 17:30:09 UTC - in response to Message 31842.  
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What causes the value to reset to 1?

Yeti wrote:
Be carefull that you closed your BOINC-Client successfully before you change anything in client_state.xml. Otherwise BOINC will overwrite your changes

It is not enough to stop BOINC-Manager, you have to enshure that the BOINC-Client is finished. You could try "Shutdown connect client" in BOINC-Manager

If this is not the cause of the problem, then BOINC assumes something is wrong with your config and re-sets it to 1


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Message 31845 - Posted: 6 Aug 2017, 17:31:54 UTC - in response to Message 31843.  

Good, excuse my ignorance but what did you reset to 0?
Thanks. Eric.

Follow this link and then see Number 5


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Message 31848 - Posted: 6 Aug 2017, 18:37:04 UTC - in response to Message 31844.  

What causes the value to reset to 1?

Yeti wrote:
Be carefull that you closed your BOINC-Client successfully before you change anything in client_state.xml. Otherwise BOINC will overwrite your changes

It is not enough to stop BOINC-Manager, you have to enshure that the BOINC-Client is finished. You could try "Shutdown connect client" in BOINC-Manager

If this is not the cause of the problem, then BOINC assumes something is wrong with your config and re-sets it to 1



I'll give that a try tonight when I shut down before bed.
I have just been using Exit.
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Message 31849 - Posted: 6 Aug 2017, 18:38:50 UTC - in response to Message 31843.  

See Yeti's checklist in another thread.
It's a value in client_state.xml


Good, excuse my ignorance but what did you reset to 0?

Thanks. Eric.

Checklist 4 is double green.
Checklist 5 - 1 showed up again. I had it at 0 the last time I had vbox troubles.
Changed it back to 0 again and finally rolling with the other projects.

What causes the value to reset to 1?
I hate having to go into that file all the time and changing the value to 0.
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Message 31850 - Posted: 6 Aug 2017, 18:40:46 UTC

Thanks for being around Yeti.
I'll use the shutdown tonight and check client_state in the morning.
I'll bet that is what has been causing all my VM problems lately...using Exit.
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