BOINC claims no disk space available despite many GB being there

Gary Roberts
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I am running the latest BOINC client software and both my programs have stopped running - reporting the same error message claiming that no space is available despite many Gb being there. Any advice? Lawrence

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Gary.

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BOINC claims no disk space available despite many GB being there

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I am running the latest BOINC client software and both my programs have stopped running - reporting the same error message claiming that no space is available despite many Gb being there. Any advice? Lawrence


Your contact log says you're not allocating enough space, or more to the point reserving too much:

http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/host_sched_logs/3262/3262088

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2015-05-23 12:31:56.4342 [PID=17588] Request: [USER#xxxxx] [HOST#3262088] [IP xxx.xxx.xxx.3] client 7.2.47
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4354 [PID=17588] [send] No disk space available: disk_max_used_gb 40.00GB disk_max_used_pct 20.00 disk_min_free_gb 50.00GB
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4354 [PID=17588] [send] No disk space available: host.d_total 156.75GB host.d_free 48.91GB host.d_boinc_used_total 0.32GB
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4354 [PID=17588] [send] No disk space available: x1 39.68GB x2 31.03GB x3 -1.09GB x -1.09GB
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4354 [PID=17588] [send] effective_ncpus 1 max_jobs_on_host_cpu 999999 max_jobs_on_host 999999
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4354 [PID=17588] [send] effective_ngpus 1 max_jobs_on_host_gpu 999999
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4354 [PID=17588] [send] Not using matchmaker scheduling; Not using EDF sim
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4354 [PID=17588] [send] CPU: req 21780.00 sec, 1.00 instances; est delay 0.00
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4355 [PID=17588] [send] CUDA: req 21780.00 sec, 1.00 instances; est delay 0.00
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4355 [PID=17588] [send] work_req_seconds: 21780.00 secs
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4355 [PID=17588] [send] available disk 0.00 GB, work_buf_min 0
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4355 [PID=17588] [send] active_frac 0.922812 on_frac 0.466281 DCF 1.556234
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4361 [PID=17588] [send] [HOST#3262088] is reliable
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4362 [PID=17588] [send] set_trust: random choice for error rate 0.032352: no
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4362 [PID=17588] [mixed] sending locality work first (0.4829)
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4367 [PID=17588] [send] stopping work search - insufficient disk space
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4367 [PID=17588] [send] stopping work search - insufficient disk space
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4367 [PID=17588] [mixed] sending non-locality work second
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4664 [PID=17588] [version] Checking plan class 'opencl-intel_gpu'
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4693 [PID=17588] [version] reading plan classes from file '/BOINC/projects/EinsteinAtHome/plan_class_spec.xml'
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4693 [PID=17588] [version] parsed project prefs setting 'gpu_util_brp': 0.000000
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4693 [PID=17588] [version] No Intel GPU devices found
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4694 [PID=17588] [version] Checking plan class 'opencl-intel_gpu-Beta'
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4694 [PID=17588] [version] beta test app versions not allowed in project prefs.
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4694 [PID=17588] [version] Checking plan class 'opencl-intel_gpu-new'
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4694 [PID=17588] [version] parsed project prefs setting 'gpu_util_brp': 0.000000
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4694 [PID=17588] [version] No Intel GPU devices found
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4694 [PID=17588] [version] Checking plan class 'opencl-intel_gpu'
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4694 [PID=17588] [version] parsed project prefs setting 'gpu_util_brp': 0.000000
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4694 [PID=17588] [version] No Intel GPU devices found
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4694 [PID=17588] [version] no app version available: APP#19 (einsteinbinary_BRP4) PLATFORM#9 (windows_x86_64) min_version 0
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4694 [PID=17588] [version] no app version available: APP#19 (einsteinbinary_BRP4) PLATFORM#2 (windows_intelx86) min_version 0
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4696 [PID=17588] [version] Checking plan class 'FGRP4-SSE2'
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4696 [PID=17588] [version] plan class ok
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4697 [PID=17588] [version] Best version of app hsgamma_FGRP4 is 1.05 ID 679 FGRP4-SSE2 (2.20 GFLOPS)
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4697 [PID=17588] [send] [HOST#3262088] [WU#219479449 LATeah1052E_1392.0_1040997_0.0] WU is infeasible: Not enough disk space
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4697 [PID=17588] [version] Checking plan class 'BRP6-Beta-opencl-intel_gpu'
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4697 [PID=17588] [version] beta test app versions not allowed in project prefs.
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4697 [PID=17588] [version] Checking plan class 'BRP6-opencl-ati'
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4697 [PID=17588] [version] parsed project prefs setting 'gpu_util_brp': 0.000000
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4698 [PID=17588] [version] No ATI devices found
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4698 [PID=17588] [version] Checking plan class 'BRP6-Beta-opencl-intel_gpu'
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4698 [PID=17588] [version] beta test app versions not allowed in project prefs.
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4698 [PID=17588] [version] Checking plan class 'BRP6-cuda32'
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4698 [PID=17588] [version] parsed project prefs setting 'gpu_util_brp': 0.000000
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4698 [PID=17588] [version] driver version required max: -29053, supplied: 34144
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4698 [PID=17588] [version] Checking plan class 'BRP6-cuda32-nv301'
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4698 [PID=17588] [version] parsed project prefs setting 'gpu_util_brp': 0.000000
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4698 [PID=17588] [version] Peak flops supplied: 1.1616e+11
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4698 [PID=17588] [version] plan class ok
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4698 [PID=17588] [version] Checking plan class 'BRP6-opencl-ati'
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4698 [PID=17588] [version] parsed project prefs setting 'gpu_util_brp': 0.000000
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4698 [PID=17588] [version] No ATI devices found
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4698 [PID=17588] [version] Best version of app einsteinbinary_BRP6 is 1.52 ID 720 BRP6-cuda32-nv301 (21.82 GFLOPS)
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4821 [PID=17588] [send] No disk space available: disk_max_used_gb 40.00GB disk_max_used_pct 20.00 disk_min_free_gb 50.00GB
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4821 [PID=17588] [send] No disk space available: host.d_total 156.75GB host.d_free 48.91GB host.d_boinc_used_total 0.32GB
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4821 [PID=17588] [send] No disk space available: x1 39.68GB x2 31.03GB x3 -1.09GB x -1.09GB
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4821 [PID=17588] [CRITICAL] [HOST#3262088]: no disk space but no files we can delete!
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4822 [PID=17588] [send] No disk space available: disk_max_used_gb 40.00GB disk_max_used_pct 20.00 disk_min_free_gb 50.00GB
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4822 [PID=17588] [send] No disk space available: host.d_total 156.75GB host.d_free 48.91GB host.d_boinc_used_total 0.32GB
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4822 [PID=17588] [send] No disk space available: x1 39.68GB x2 31.03GB x3 -1.09GB x -1.09GB
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4822 [PID=17588] [debug] [HOST#3262088] MSG(high) No work sent
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4822 [PID=17588] [debug] [HOST#3262088] MSG(high) see scheduler log messages on http://einstein5.aei.uni-hannover.de/EinsteinAtHome/host_sched_logs/3262/3262088
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4822 [PID=17588] [debug] [HOST#3262088] MSG(high) Gamma-ray pulsar search #4 needs 19.07MB more disk space. You currently have 0.00 MB available and it needs 19.07 MB.
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4822 [PID=17588] [debug] [HOST#3262088] MSG(high) Binary Radio Pulsar Search (Parkes PMPS XT) needs 152.59MB more disk space. You currently have 0.00 MB available and it needs 152.59 MB.
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4822 [PID=17588] [debug] [HOST#3262088] MSG(high) No disk space (YOU must free -0.0 MB before BOINC gets space). Review preferences for minimum disk free space allowed.
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4822 [PID=17588] Sending reply to [HOST#3262088]: 0 results, delay req 3600.00
2015-05-23 12:31:56.4832 [PID=17588] Scheduler ran 0.052 seconds

Claggy

Lawrence
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So how do I fix the problem?

So how do I fix the problem? As I say, there is plenty of free disk drive available yet the error message says none is available. I have not changed anything since installing the program.
Lawrence

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RE: So how do I fix the

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So how do I fix the problem?


I suggest that you review the disk space settings in your applicable preferences and consider loosening them--all of them.

"applicable" can be slightly tricky. If you don't have local preferences set in the copy of BOINCMgr on your machine, then you need to know which location (aka venue) your host is assigned to--for example by looking at the "computers on this account" page accessible from your SETI account page, and looking in the "location" column for home, work, school, or default (which in certain representations is shown as a blank, or dashes, or the word default). Then adjust the disk section of the "computing preferences" for that location.

However, if you have set a local preference in boincmgr on your host, it takes precedence over the preference set at the web site. With boincmgr View set to "advanced view" this is available at:

Tools|computing preferences|disk and memory usage

If you review the actual disk preference settings available to you, you'll notice that all three of them have the potential to stop your BOINC processing for excess disk usage while you still have free disk space--possibly even Terabytes of free disk space. So it is not a mystery that it could stop you.

For example, Claggy helpfully highlighted the contact log information stating that you have your preferences set to require at least 50 Gbytes of free space--else Boinc will stop. So review all three, and ask yourself why you wish the current restrictions, and consider loosening them.

Claggy
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RE: So how do I fix the

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So how do I fix the problem? As I say, there is plenty of free disk drive available yet the error message says none is available. I have not changed anything since installing the program.
Lawrence


You're set disk_min_free_gb as 50.00GB, you only have 48.91GB free, Set the 'Disk: leave free at least x GB' to a lower value, say 5GB, instead of 50GB, in either the Web Computing Preferences, or locally in Boinc Manager if you're using local computing preferences (these override the web computing preferences).

Claggy

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RE: RE: So how do I fix

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So how do I fix the problem? As I say, there is plenty of free disk drive available yet the error message says none is available. I have not changed anything since installing the program.
Lawrence

You're set disk_min_free_gb as 50.00GB, you only have 48.91GB free, Set the 'Disk: leave free at least x GB' to a lower value, say 5GB, instead of 50GB, in either the Web Computing Preferences, or locally in Boinc Manager if you're using local computing preferences (these override the web computing preferences).

Claggy


As I suggested in his Cafe thread, I'd advise Lawrence to make smaller changes at first. The 'leave free at least' setting is certainly the one to change, but maybe to 40 GB for the time being. That will get him crunching again, with less risk of slowing the computer down by getting too close to filling the hard disk. Just as a breathing space while he learns his way around.

Lawrence
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OK - all running now. Puzzle

OK - all running now. Puzzle to me is - is it accumulating un-needed files that were not deleted? Something caused the error messages.

Richard Haselgrove
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RE: OK - all running now.

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OK - all running now. Puzzle to me is - is it accumulating un-needed files that were not deleted? Something caused the error messages.


Yes, "something" caused the amount of disk space used inside your computer to increase, so there was less free space than there was before.

That could have been anything. Have you been taking, and storing, a lot of photographs recently? That would do it - just as an example. On the other hand, it could be Einstein, or any other BOINC project. I'm afraid you're going to have to look around your hard disk and see what's on it.

Lawrence
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The only other thing is

The only other thing is running the Einstein project. I'll try and examine the HD. Thanks for your help.
Lawrence

Gary Roberts
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I've moved all the discussion

I've moved all the discussion about the lack of disk space to this new thread because it was distracting from the original important information that Bernd had posted in Technical News. Thanks to all who replied and helped to sort out the issue for the OP.

The other benefit for this information being here on the Problems board is that any others who get similar 'not enough disk space' messages are more likely to find the solution now.

Cheers,
Gary.

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