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Message 49450 - Posted: 8 Feb 2024, 8:05:53 UTC

I have Theory running on Windows in Virtualbox, I have quite a few tasks running, all ar around 2% now with about 9 days remaining, non anywhere close to completion, however in my stats the number of valid and completed tasks goes up constantly with lots of small runtime units being submitted and validated, is theory in the VM running lots of small tasks rather than one task that's due to take 10 days?
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Message 49452 - Posted: 8 Feb 2024, 9:27:30 UTC - in response to Message 49450.  
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The runtime showed in BOINC is useless. The runtime of the jobs varying from some minutes to almost endless.

See http://mcplots.cern.ch/cache/stats/runtime-2687.txt

You could use the Alt-F2 Console to see the progress of a job. Most jobs have 100000 events.
With VirtualBox Manager 'Show' you could follow a job or install VirtualBox Extension Pack to use Console.

To avoid endless running on your machine, jobs running more than 10 days will be aborted.
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Message 49453 - Posted: 8 Feb 2024, 9:29:09 UTC - in response to Message 49450.  

... is theory in the VM running lots of small tasks rather than one task that's due to take 10 days?
No, 1 BOINC task is running 1 Theory job.
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Message 49454 - Posted: 8 Feb 2024, 10:22:11 UTC - in response to Message 49453.  

Ok not sure where the completed units are coming from, the client hasn't shown any as completed yet as far as I have seen?
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Message 49455 - Posted: 8 Feb 2024, 10:38:00 UTC - in response to Message 49454.  

The Theory tasks are coming from your Windows machine and should be visible in BOINC Manager event log.on that machine.

Copy all and search for Computation for task Theory .. ... .. .. .finished.
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Message 49547 - Posted: 14 Feb 2024, 9:10:00 UTC

Most of my Windows VM theory jobs now seem to be failing? any ideas?

https://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/results.php?userid=539192&offset=0&show_names=0&state=6&appid=13
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Message 49548 - Posted: 14 Feb 2024, 9:41:13 UTC - in response to Message 49547.  

Seeing the same here. Have stopped Theory in Win11pro.
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Message 49557 - Posted: 14 Feb 2024, 19:58:29 UTC

I have tried running vbox theory on my Linux box (native keeps failing) and they are failing now as well, is Theory just broken?
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Message 49558 - Posted: 14 Feb 2024, 20:36:38 UTC - in response to Message 49557.  

Theory task running complete, but the outputfile is not generated.
Don't know what the reason can be.
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