breakpoint

paul milton
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i mentioned in another thread that one of my hosts apparantly crashed about a month ago (judging by boincstats showing a nosedive about a month ago)

i have no idea what caused it. so i figured id look over the result that i had to abort (well past deadline)

a few things of note. theres a lot of "no heartbeat" error's. but the one that really caught my eye is at the bottom.

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\einstein.phys.uwm.edu\einstein_S5GC1HF_3.06_windows_intelx86__S5GCESSE2.exe
caused a Breakpoint at location 7c90120e in module C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntdll.dll.

unhandled Exception Detected...

- Unhandled Exception Record -
Reason: Breakpoint Encountered (0x80000003) at address 0x7C90120E
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question, is that because i aborted the task, or, was their another cause?

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Jord
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breakpoint

It was because you aborted the task. Aborting work is equal to a breakpoint 0x80000003 in Windows.

Richard Haselgrove
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As indeed you get if you

As indeed you get if you allow the task to continue idling away until you reach

ERR_RSC_LIMIT_EXCEEDED -177

Maximum CPU time exceeded. The maximum granted CPU time for a work unit is exceeded, probably a stuck work unit. The science application is aborted. If a work unit gets stuck, exiting and restarting BOINC is a known work around to fix this (if it's not already aborted ;-)).

It may seem wasteful to go through the whole "Engaging BOINC Windows Runtime Debugger..." rigmarole every time this happens, but the BOINC developers have indicated that it is deliberate - all that technical output might, just might, help the Einstein developers understand why the task got stuck in the first place.

paul milton
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thanks :) im keeping a

thanks :)

im keeping a close eye on it, its returned a result but hasnt reported it yet, i dont want to force an update. i dont want to micro manage it, but it sure is hard not hitting that update button right now. im tryin to work out a way to automatically monitor that computer, so if it ever gets unresponsive again it wont take me a month to realize it.

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