Invalid global preferences problem

Christian Beer
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Zalster wrote:Ever since

Zalster wrote:

Ever since Einstein has since the change to the new format, it has continually ignored local preferences to limit work units to 1 days worth.

I now have near 200 GW work units on 1 machine an over 150 each on 2 others.

No way am I going to be able to complete all of them before deadline.

If local preferences are not considered than you have a buggy client version. Local preferences override any settings that are send by server. You should check if you really use the correct settings and if your computer is on the right venue and you didn't create a venue by accident using the Drupal interface (which was a bug that recently got fixed)

If you have surplus work that you know you can't deliver in time you should abort it and make it available for others to take. Keep in mind that the new multi=directed tasks have a variable runtime between 20 minutes and 8 hours.

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Harri Liljeroos wrote:I see

Harri Liljeroos wrote:
I see on my computing preferences this: here at Einstein the cache is set for 0.1+0.25 days (only Generic settings are stored) but at Seti it shows 0.6+0.3 days (only preferences without any name is there). But they should be the same, should they not?

In order to propagate preferences between projects you need to have at least one computer that is attached to both projects at the same time. This will synchronize the preferences between projects. Currently this seems to be broken when venues are used which you don't so you should make sure that one of your computers is attached to both Seti and Einstein.

Harri Liljeroos
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Christian Beer wrote:Harri

Christian Beer wrote:
Harri Liljeroos wrote:
I see on my computing preferences this: here at Einstein the cache is set for 0.1+0.25 days (only Generic settings are stored) but at Seti it shows 0.6+0.3 days (only preferences without any name is there). But they should be the same, should they not?

In order to propagate preferences between projects you need to have at least one computer that is attached to both projects at the same time. This will synchronize the preferences between projects. Currently this seems to be broken when venues are used which you don't so you should make sure that one of your computers is attached to both Seti and Einstein.

All my computers have attached to the same projects but they are all using different venues (not consistently same venues on different projects i.e. some projects have different venues on one machine). None of the computers are without a venue so the general computing preferences should be propagated to all my projects (Seti, LHC and CPDN have same computing preferences, only Einstein is different).

Einstein did create automatically computing preferences for Home venue when I visited that page when the bug was still active. But I noticed it and deleted them right away so they didn't propably have time to be spread to other projects (or if they did they were also deleted from other projects very fast).

[edit:] All computers are currently using local preferences.

Richard Haselgrove
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Christian Beer wrote:Zalster

Christian Beer wrote:
Zalster wrote:

Ever since Einstein has since the change to the new format, it has continually ignored local preferences to limit work units to 1 days worth.

I now have near 200 GW work units on 1 machine an over 150 each on 2 others.

No way am I going to be able to complete all of them before deadline.

If local preferences are not considered than you have a buggy client version. Local preferences override any settings that are send by server. You should check if you really use the correct settings and if your computer is on the right venue and you didn't create a venue by accident using the Drupal interface (which was a bug that recently got fixed)

If you have surplus work that you know you can't deliver in time you should abort it and make it available for others to take. Keep in mind that the new multi=directed tasks have a variable runtime between 20 minutes and 8 hours.

I agree with Christian: I've seen nothing implying that the server over-sends work, and from what I know of the way the client and server interact (which is quite a lot), I can't think of any way the server could send too much - unless the workunit size was grossly underestimated when preparing the workunits.

But during my adventures on 28 September, I did encounter a recurrence of an old (un-)favourite: a client which repeatedly requested work, in reasonable amounts, again and again and again, once per minute as each RPC backoff expired. That resulted in a surfeit of work - with the settings I run, two Arecibo GPU workunits at a time, with deadlines separated by one minute and a few seconds. Unless I'd noticed that pattern in the deadlines (and in work requests in the Event Log), I can see how an over-full cache might be mis-diagnosed as a single 'massive allocation' by the server.

As I said, I've seen and reported this before (several years ago, IIRC, so long before the new server code) - but it's devilishly difficult to diagnose. If you do anything obvious, like activate an additional event log flag, the repeated fetching stops. I will still have the recent log somewhere, and once I can work out which of the machines it happened on, I'll post an example.

Shawn Kwang
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Harri Liljeroos

Harri Liljeroos wrote:
Christian Beer wrote:
Harri Liljeroos wrote:
I see on my computing preferences this: here at Einstein the cache is set for 0.1+0.25 days (only Generic settings are stored) but at Seti it shows 0.6+0.3 days (only preferences without any name is there). But they should be the same, should they not?

In order to propagate preferences between projects you need to have at least one computer that is attached to both projects at the same time. This will synchronize the preferences between projects. Currently this seems to be broken when venues are used which you don't so you should make sure that one of your computers is attached to both Seti and Einstein.

All my computers have attached to the same projects but they are all using different venues (not consistently same venues on different projects i.e. some projects have different venues on one machine). None of the computers are without a venue so the general computing preferences should be propagated to all my projects (Seti, LHC and CPDN have same computing preferences, only Einstein is different).

Einstein did create automatically computing preferences for Home venue when I visited that page when the bug was still active. But I noticed it and deleted them right away so they didn't propably have time to be spread to other projects (or if they did they were also deleted from other projects very fast).

[edit:] All computers are currently using local preferences.

Also, there may be another bug in the code, that you have found for us to fix. I'm going to investigate further. Right now I think the problem may deal with how the preferences are displayed on the Web site and not affect how your preferences are saved in the database.

Einstein@Home Project

Richard Haselgrove
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OK - I've found the log I was

OK - I've found the log I was referring to. It comes from host 1001564, but all the tasks from a fortnight ago have long since been returned and purged. This is a continuous log - I haven't edited anything out except the repetitive downloads where indicated. Note that every work request is for the same amount (8640.00 seconds; 1.00 devices), every request is fulfilled, but the client keeps asking for more. No, this host isn't named 'Oliver Twist', but perhaps it should be.

28-Sep-2016 19:09:53 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Starting scheduler request
28-Sep-2016 19:09:53 [Einstein@Home] Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
28-Sep-2016 19:09:53 [Einstein@Home] Reporting 3 completed tasks
28-Sep-2016 19:09:53 [Einstein@Home] Requesting new tasks for NVIDIA GPU
28-Sep-2016 19:09:53 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] CPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:09:53 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] NVIDIA GPU work request: 8640.00 seconds; 1.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:09:53 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Intel GPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:09:56 [Einstein@Home] Scheduler request completed: got 2 new tasks
28-Sep-2016 19:09:56 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Server version 611
28-Sep-2016 19:09:56 [Einstein@Home] Project requested delay of 60 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:09:56 [Einstein@Home] General prefs: from Einstein@Home (last modified ---)
28-Sep-2016 19:09:56 [Einstein@Home] Computer location: home
28-Sep-2016 19:09:56 [---] General prefs: using separate prefs for home
28-Sep-2016 19:09:56 [---] Reading preferences override file
28-Sep-2016 19:09:56 [---] Preferences:
28-Sep-2016 19:09:56 [---] max memory usage when active: 8077.30MB
28-Sep-2016 19:09:56 [---] max memory usage when idle: 8077.30MB
28-Sep-2016 19:09:56 [---] max disk usage: 100.00GB
28-Sep-2016 19:09:56 [---] (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
28-Sep-2016 19:09:56 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total CPU task duration: 0 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:09:56 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total NVIDIA GPU task duration: 11979 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:09:56 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total Intel GPU task duration: 0 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:09:56 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] handle_scheduler_reply(): got ack for task PM0087_020B1_182_0
28-Sep-2016 19:09:56 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] handle_scheduler_reply(): got ack for task p2030.20150114.G201.80+00.95.S.b2s0g0.00000_2912_0
28-Sep-2016 19:09:56 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] handle_scheduler_reply(): got ack for task PM0086_052A1_248_1
28-Sep-2016 19:09:56 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Deferring communication for 00:01:00
28-Sep-2016 19:09:56 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Reason: requested by project
28-Sep-2016 19:09:58 [Einstein@Home] Started download of p2030.20151220.G176.85-01.64.C.b5s0g0.00000_2096.bin4
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28-Sep-2016 19:10:19 [Einstein@Home] Finished download of p2030.20151220.G176.85-01.64.C.b5s0g0.00000_2127.bin4
28-Sep-2016 19:10:58 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Starting scheduler request
28-Sep-2016 19:10:58 [Einstein@Home] Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
28-Sep-2016 19:10:58 [Einstein@Home] Requesting new tasks for NVIDIA GPU
28-Sep-2016 19:10:58 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] CPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:10:58 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] NVIDIA GPU work request: 8640.00 seconds; 1.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:10:58 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Intel GPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:10:59 [Einstein@Home] Scheduler request completed: got 2 new tasks
28-Sep-2016 19:10:59 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Server version 611
28-Sep-2016 19:10:59 [Einstein@Home] Project requested delay of 60 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:10:59 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total CPU task duration: 0 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:10:59 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total NVIDIA GPU task duration: 11979 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:10:59 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total Intel GPU task duration: 0 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:10:59 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Deferring communication for 00:01:00
28-Sep-2016 19:10:59 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Reason: requested by project
28-Sep-2016 19:11:01 [Einstein@Home] Started download of p2030.20151220.G176.85-01.64.C.b5s0g0.00000_2592.bin4
...
28-Sep-2016 19:11:22 [Einstein@Home] Finished download of p2030.20151220.G176.85-01.64.C.b5s0g0.00000_2623.bin4
28-Sep-2016 19:12:02 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Starting scheduler request
28-Sep-2016 19:12:02 [Einstein@Home] Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
28-Sep-2016 19:12:02 [Einstein@Home] Requesting new tasks for NVIDIA GPU
28-Sep-2016 19:12:02 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] CPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:12:02 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] NVIDIA GPU work request: 8640.00 seconds; 1.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:12:02 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Intel GPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:12:03 [Einstein@Home] Scheduler request completed: got 2 new tasks
28-Sep-2016 19:12:03 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Server version 611
28-Sep-2016 19:12:03 [Einstein@Home] Project requested delay of 60 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:12:03 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total CPU task duration: 0 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:12:03 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total NVIDIA GPU task duration: 11979 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:12:03 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total Intel GPU task duration: 0 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:12:03 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Deferring communication for 00:01:00
28-Sep-2016 19:12:03 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Reason: requested by project
28-Sep-2016 19:12:05 [Einstein@Home] Started download of p2030.20151220.G176.85-01.64.C.b3s0g0.00000_2416.bin4
...
28-Sep-2016 19:12:27 [Einstein@Home] Finished download of p2030.20151220.G176.85-01.64.C.b2s0g0.00000.zap
28-Sep-2016 19:13:05 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Starting scheduler request
28-Sep-2016 19:13:05 [Einstein@Home] Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
28-Sep-2016 19:13:05 [Einstein@Home] Requesting new tasks for NVIDIA GPU
28-Sep-2016 19:13:05 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] CPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:13:05 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] NVIDIA GPU work request: 8640.00 seconds; 1.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:13:05 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Intel GPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:13:07 [Einstein@Home] Scheduler request completed: got 2 new tasks
28-Sep-2016 19:13:07 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Server version 611
28-Sep-2016 19:13:07 [Einstein@Home] Project requested delay of 60 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:13:07 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total CPU task duration: 0 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:13:07 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total NVIDIA GPU task duration: 11979 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:13:07 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total Intel GPU task duration: 0 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:13:07 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Deferring communication for 00:01:00
28-Sep-2016 19:13:07 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Reason: requested by project
28-Sep-2016 19:13:10 [Einstein@Home] Started download of p2030.20151220.G176.85-01.64.C.b5s0g0.00000_2800.bin4
...
28-Sep-2016 19:13:29 [Einstein@Home] Finished download of p2030.20151220.G176.85-01.64.C.b5s0g0.00000_3663.bin4
28-Sep-2016 19:14:10 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Starting scheduler request
28-Sep-2016 19:14:10 [Einstein@Home] Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
28-Sep-2016 19:14:10 [Einstein@Home] Requesting new tasks for NVIDIA GPU
28-Sep-2016 19:14:10 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] CPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:14:10 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] NVIDIA GPU work request: 8640.00 seconds; 1.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:14:10 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Intel GPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:14:11 [Einstein@Home] Scheduler request completed: got 2 new tasks
28-Sep-2016 19:14:11 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Server version 611
28-Sep-2016 19:14:11 [Einstein@Home] Project requested delay of 60 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:14:11 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total CPU task duration: 0 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:14:11 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total NVIDIA GPU task duration: 11979 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:14:11 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total Intel GPU task duration: 0 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:14:11 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Deferring communication for 00:01:00
28-Sep-2016 19:14:11 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Reason: requested by project
28-Sep-2016 19:14:13 [Einstein@Home] Started download of p2030.20151220.G176.85-01.64.C.b3s0g0.00000_2672.bin4
...
28-Sep-2016 19:14:33 [Einstein@Home] Finished download of p2030.20151220.G176.85-01.64.C.b3s0g0.00000_719.bin4
28-Sep-2016 19:15:13 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Starting scheduler request
28-Sep-2016 19:15:13 [Einstein@Home] Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
28-Sep-2016 19:15:13 [Einstein@Home] Requesting new tasks for NVIDIA GPU
28-Sep-2016 19:15:13 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] CPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:15:13 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] NVIDIA GPU work request: 8640.00 seconds; 1.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:15:13 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Intel GPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:15:15 [Einstein@Home] Scheduler request completed: got 2 new tasks
28-Sep-2016 19:15:15 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Server version 611
28-Sep-2016 19:15:15 [Einstein@Home] Project requested delay of 60 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:15:15 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total CPU task duration: 0 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:15:15 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total NVIDIA GPU task duration: 11979 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:15:15 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total Intel GPU task duration: 0 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:15:15 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Deferring communication for 00:01:00
28-Sep-2016 19:15:15 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Reason: requested by project
28-Sep-2016 19:15:17 [Einstein@Home] Started download of p2030.20151220.G176.71-01.86.N.b6s0g0.00000_3216.bin4
...
28-Sep-2016 19:15:38 [Einstein@Home] Finished download of p2030.20151220.G176.85-01.64.C.b0s0g0.00000.zap
28-Sep-2016 19:16:18 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Starting scheduler request
28-Sep-2016 19:16:18 [Einstein@Home] Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
28-Sep-2016 19:16:18 [Einstein@Home] Requesting new tasks for NVIDIA GPU
28-Sep-2016 19:16:18 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] CPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:16:18 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] NVIDIA GPU work request: 8640.00 seconds; 1.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:16:18 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Intel GPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:16:19 [Einstein@Home] Scheduler request completed: got 2 new tasks
28-Sep-2016 19:16:19 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Server version 611
28-Sep-2016 19:16:19 [Einstein@Home] Project requested delay of 60 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:16:19 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total CPU task duration: 0 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:16:19 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total NVIDIA GPU task duration: 11979 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:16:19 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total Intel GPU task duration: 0 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:16:19 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Deferring communication for 00:01:00
28-Sep-2016 19:16:19 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Reason: requested by project
28-Sep-2016 19:16:21 [Einstein@Home] Started download of p2030.20151220.G176.71-01.86.N.b6s0g0.00000_3088.bin4
...
28-Sep-2016 19:16:39 [Einstein@Home] Finished download of p2030.20151220.G176.71-01.86.N.b6s0g0.00000_3119.bin4
28-Sep-2016 19:17:21 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Starting scheduler request
28-Sep-2016 19:17:21 [Einstein@Home] Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
28-Sep-2016 19:17:21 [Einstein@Home] Requesting new tasks for NVIDIA GPU
28-Sep-2016 19:17:21 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] CPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:17:21 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] NVIDIA GPU work request: 8640.00 seconds; 1.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:17:21 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Intel GPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:17:23 [Einstein@Home] Scheduler request completed: got 2 new tasks
28-Sep-2016 19:17:23 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Server version 611
28-Sep-2016 19:17:23 [Einstein@Home] Project requested delay of 60 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:17:23 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total CPU task duration: 0 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:17:23 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total NVIDIA GPU task duration: 11979 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:17:23 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total Intel GPU task duration: 0 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:17:23 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Deferring communication for 00:01:00
28-Sep-2016 19:17:23 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Reason: requested by project
28-Sep-2016 19:17:25 [Einstein@Home] Started download of p2030.20151220.G176.85-01.64.C.b3s0g0.00000_2096.bin4
...
28-Sep-2016 19:17:44 [Einstein@Home] Finished download of p2030.20151220.G176.85-01.64.C.b3s0g0.00000_2127.bin4
28-Sep-2016 19:18:25 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Starting scheduler request
28-Sep-2016 19:18:25 [Einstein@Home] Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
28-Sep-2016 19:18:25 [Einstein@Home] Requesting new tasks for NVIDIA GPU
28-Sep-2016 19:18:25 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] CPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:18:25 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] NVIDIA GPU work request: 8640.00 seconds; 1.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:18:25 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Intel GPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:18:27 [Einstein@Home] Scheduler request completed: got 2 new tasks
28-Sep-2016 19:18:27 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Server version 611
28-Sep-2016 19:18:27 [Einstein@Home] Project requested delay of 60 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:18:27 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total CPU task duration: 0 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:18:27 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total NVIDIA GPU task duration: 11979 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:18:27 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total Intel GPU task duration: 0 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:18:27 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Deferring communication for 00:01:00
28-Sep-2016 19:18:27 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Reason: requested by project
28-Sep-2016 19:18:29 [Einstein@Home] Started download of p2030.20151017.G186.74-01.57.N.b6s0g0.00000_2848.bin4
...
28-Sep-2016 19:18:51 [Einstein@Home] Finished download of p2030.20150201.G194.70+00.60.N.b6s0g0.00000.zap
28-Sep-2016 19:19:29 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Starting scheduler request
28-Sep-2016 19:19:29 [Einstein@Home] Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
28-Sep-2016 19:19:29 [Einstein@Home] Requesting new tasks for NVIDIA GPU
28-Sep-2016 19:19:29 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] CPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:19:29 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] NVIDIA GPU work request: 8640.00 seconds; 1.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:19:29 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Intel GPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:19:30 [Einstein@Home] Scheduler request completed: got 2 new tasks
28-Sep-2016 19:19:30 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Server version 611
28-Sep-2016 19:19:30 [Einstein@Home] Project requested delay of 60 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:19:30 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total CPU task duration: 0 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:19:30 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total NVIDIA GPU task duration: 11979 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:19:30 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total Intel GPU task duration: 0 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:19:30 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Deferring communication for 00:01:00
28-Sep-2016 19:19:30 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Reason: requested by project
28-Sep-2016 19:19:32 [Einstein@Home] Started download of p2030.20151220.G176.85-01.64.C.b3s0g0.00000_3600.bin4
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28-Sep-2016 19:19:52 [Einstein@Home] Finished download of p2030.20151220.G176.85-01.64.C.b3s0g0.00000_3631.bin4
28-Sep-2016 19:20:32 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Starting scheduler request
28-Sep-2016 19:20:32 [Einstein@Home] Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
28-Sep-2016 19:20:32 [Einstein@Home] Requesting new tasks for NVIDIA GPU
28-Sep-2016 19:20:32 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] CPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:20:32 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] NVIDIA GPU work request: 8640.00 seconds; 1.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:20:32 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Intel GPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:20:34 [Einstein@Home] Scheduler request completed: got 2 new tasks
28-Sep-2016 19:20:34 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Server version 611
28-Sep-2016 19:20:34 [Einstein@Home] Project requested delay of 60 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:20:34 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total CPU task duration: 0 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:20:34 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total NVIDIA GPU task duration: 11979 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:20:34 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total Intel GPU task duration: 0 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:20:34 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Deferring communication for 00:01:00
28-Sep-2016 19:20:34 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Reason: requested by project
28-Sep-2016 19:20:36 [Einstein@Home] Started download of p2030.20151220.G176.85-01.64.C.b2s0g0.00000_240.bin4
...
28-Sep-2016 19:21:02 [Einstein@Home] Finished download of p2030.20151220.G176.85-01.64.C.b2s0g0.00000_127.bin4
28-Sep-2016 19:21:37 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Starting scheduler request
28-Sep-2016 19:21:37 [Einstein@Home] Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
28-Sep-2016 19:21:37 [Einstein@Home] Requesting new tasks for NVIDIA GPU
28-Sep-2016 19:21:37 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] CPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:21:37 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] NVIDIA GPU work request: 8640.00 seconds; 1.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:21:37 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Intel GPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:21:39 [Einstein@Home] Scheduler request completed: got 2 new tasks
28-Sep-2016 19:21:39 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Server version 611
28-Sep-2016 19:21:39 [Einstein@Home] Project requested delay of 60 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:21:39 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total CPU task duration: 0 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:21:39 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total NVIDIA GPU task duration: 11979 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:21:39 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total Intel GPU task duration: 0 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:21:39 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Deferring communication for 00:01:00
28-Sep-2016 19:21:39 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Reason: requested by project
28-Sep-2016 19:21:41 [Einstein@Home] Started download of p2030.20151220.G176.85-01.64.C.b2s0g0.00000_592.bin4
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28-Sep-2016 19:22:00 [Einstein@Home] Finished download of p2030.20151220.G176.85-01.64.C.b2s0g0.00000_735.bin4
28-Sep-2016 19:22:41 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Starting scheduler request
28-Sep-2016 19:22:41 [Einstein@Home] Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
28-Sep-2016 19:22:41 [Einstein@Home] Requesting new tasks for NVIDIA GPU
28-Sep-2016 19:22:41 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] CPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:22:41 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] NVIDIA GPU work request: 8640.00 seconds; 1.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:22:41 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Intel GPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:22:42 [Einstein@Home] Scheduler request completed: got 2 new tasks
28-Sep-2016 19:22:42 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Server version 611
28-Sep-2016 19:22:42 [Einstein@Home] Project requested delay of 60 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:22:42 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total CPU task duration: 0 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:22:42 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total NVIDIA GPU task duration: 11979 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:22:42 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total Intel GPU task duration: 0 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:22:42 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Deferring communication for 00:01:00
28-Sep-2016 19:22:42 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Reason: requested by project
28-Sep-2016 19:22:44 [Einstein@Home] Started download of p2030.20151220.G176.85-01.64.C.b2s0g0.00000_912.bin4
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28-Sep-2016 19:23:08 [Einstein@Home] Finished download of p2030.20151220.G176.71-01.86.N.b5s0g0.00000.zap
28-Sep-2016 19:23:44 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Starting scheduler request
28-Sep-2016 19:23:44 [Einstein@Home] Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
28-Sep-2016 19:23:44 [Einstein@Home] Requesting new tasks for NVIDIA GPU
28-Sep-2016 19:23:44 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] CPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:23:44 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] NVIDIA GPU work request: 8640.00 seconds; 1.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:23:44 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Intel GPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:23:46 [Einstein@Home] Scheduler request completed: got 2 new tasks
28-Sep-2016 19:23:46 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Server version 611
28-Sep-2016 19:23:46 [Einstein@Home] Project requested delay of 60 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:23:46 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total CPU task duration: 0 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:23:46 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total NVIDIA GPU task duration: 11979 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:23:46 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total Intel GPU task duration: 0 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:23:46 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Deferring communication for 00:01:00
28-Sep-2016 19:23:46 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Reason: requested by project
28-Sep-2016 19:23:48 [Einstein@Home] Started download of p2030.20151220.G176.85-01.64.C.b2s0g0.00000_1136.bin4
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28-Sep-2016 19:24:08 [Einstein@Home] Finished download of p2030.20151220.G176.85-01.64.C.b2s0g0.00000_1167.bin4
28-Sep-2016 19:24:48 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Starting scheduler request
28-Sep-2016 19:24:48 [Einstein@Home] Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
28-Sep-2016 19:24:48 [Einstein@Home] Requesting new tasks for NVIDIA GPU
28-Sep-2016 19:24:48 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] CPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:24:48 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] NVIDIA GPU work request: 8640.00 seconds; 1.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:24:48 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Intel GPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:24:49 [Einstein@Home] Scheduler request completed: got 2 new tasks
28-Sep-2016 19:24:49 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Server version 611
28-Sep-2016 19:24:49 [Einstein@Home] Project requested delay of 60 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:24:49 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total CPU task duration: 0 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:24:49 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total NVIDIA GPU task duration: 11979 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:24:49 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total Intel GPU task duration: 0 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:24:49 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Deferring communication for 00:01:00
28-Sep-2016 19:24:49 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Reason: requested by project
28-Sep-2016 19:24:51 [Einstein@Home] Started download of p2030.20151216.G176.01-01.68.S.b2s0g0.00000_3488.bin4
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28-Sep-2016 19:25:13 [Einstein@Home] Finished download of p2030.20151216.G176.01-01.68.S.b1s0g0.00000.zap
28-Sep-2016 19:25:51 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Starting scheduler request
28-Sep-2016 19:25:51 [Einstein@Home] Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
28-Sep-2016 19:25:51 [Einstein@Home] Requesting new tasks for NVIDIA GPU
28-Sep-2016 19:25:51 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] CPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:25:51 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] NVIDIA GPU work request: 8640.00 seconds; 1.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:25:51 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Intel GPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:25:53 [Einstein@Home] Scheduler request completed: got 2 new tasks
28-Sep-2016 19:25:53 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Server version 611
28-Sep-2016 19:25:53 [Einstein@Home] Project requested delay of 60 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:25:53 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total CPU task duration: 0 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:25:53 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total NVIDIA GPU task duration: 11979 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:25:53 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total Intel GPU task duration: 0 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:25:53 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Deferring communication for 00:01:00
28-Sep-2016 19:25:53 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Reason: requested by project
28-Sep-2016 19:25:55 [Einstein@Home] Started download of p2030.20151220.G176.85-01.64.C.b2s0g0.00000_2752.bin4
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28-Sep-2016 19:26:15 [Einstein@Home] Finished download of p2030.20151220.G176.85-01.64.C.b2s0g0.00000_2783.bin4
28-Sep-2016 19:26:56 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Starting scheduler request
28-Sep-2016 19:26:56 [Einstein@Home] Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
28-Sep-2016 19:26:56 [Einstein@Home] Requesting new tasks for NVIDIA GPU
28-Sep-2016 19:26:56 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] CPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:26:56 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] NVIDIA GPU work request: 8640.00 seconds; 1.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:26:56 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Intel GPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:26:57 [Einstein@Home] Scheduler request completed: got 2 new tasks
28-Sep-2016 19:26:57 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Server version 611
28-Sep-2016 19:26:57 [Einstein@Home] Project requested delay of 60 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:26:57 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total CPU task duration: 0 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:26:57 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total NVIDIA GPU task duration: 11979 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:26:57 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total Intel GPU task duration: 0 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:26:57 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Deferring communication for 00:01:00
28-Sep-2016 19:26:57 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Reason: requested by project
28-Sep-2016 19:26:59 [Einstein@Home] Started download of p2030.20151220.G176.71-01.86.N.b5s0g0.00000_304.bin4
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28-Sep-2016 19:27:20 [Einstein@Home] Finished download of p2030.20151220.G176.85-01.64.C.b2s0g0.00000_3023.bin4
28-Sep-2016 19:27:59 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Starting scheduler request
28-Sep-2016 19:27:59 [Einstein@Home] Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
28-Sep-2016 19:27:59 [Einstein@Home] Requesting new tasks for NVIDIA GPU
28-Sep-2016 19:27:59 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] CPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:27:59 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] NVIDIA GPU work request: 8640.00 seconds; 1.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:27:59 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Intel GPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:28:00 [Einstein@Home] Scheduler request completed: got 2 new tasks
28-Sep-2016 19:28:00 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Server version 611
28-Sep-2016 19:28:00 [Einstein@Home] Project requested delay of 60 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:28:00 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total CPU task duration: 0 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:28:00 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total NVIDIA GPU task duration: 11979 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:28:00 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total Intel GPU task duration: 0 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:28:00 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Deferring communication for 00:01:00
28-Sep-2016 19:28:00 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Reason: requested by project
28-Sep-2016 19:28:02 [Einstein@Home] Started download of p2030.20151220.G176.85-01.64.C.b2s0g0.00000_2640.bin4
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28-Sep-2016 19:28:23 [Einstein@Home] Finished download of p2030.20151220.G176.85-01.64.C.b1s0g0.00000.zap
28-Sep-2016 19:29:02 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Starting scheduler request
28-Sep-2016 19:29:02 [Einstein@Home] Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
28-Sep-2016 19:29:02 [Einstein@Home] Requesting new tasks for NVIDIA GPU
28-Sep-2016 19:29:02 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] CPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:29:02 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] NVIDIA GPU work request: 8640.00 seconds; 1.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:29:02 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Intel GPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:29:03 [Einstein@Home] Scheduler request completed: got 2 new tasks
28-Sep-2016 19:29:03 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Server version 611
28-Sep-2016 19:29:03 [Einstein@Home] Project requested delay of 60 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:29:03 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total CPU task duration: 0 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:29:03 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total NVIDIA GPU task duration: 11979 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:29:03 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] estimated total Intel GPU task duration: 0 seconds
28-Sep-2016 19:29:03 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Deferring communication for 00:01:00
28-Sep-2016 19:29:03 [Einstein@Home] [sched_op] Reason: requested by project
28-Sep-2016 19:29:05 [Einstein@Home] Started download of p2030.20151220.G176.85-01.64.C.b2s0g0.00000_3664.bin4
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28-Sep-2016 19:29:19 [Einstein@Home] work fetch suspended by user
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28-Sep-2016 19:29:30 [Einstein@Home] Finished download of p2030.20151220.G176.85-01.64.C.b2s0g0.00000_3695.bin4
28-Sep-2016 19:32:08 [SETI@home] [sched_op] Starting scheduler request
28-Sep-2016 19:32:08 [SETI@home] Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
28-Sep-2016 19:32:08 [SETI@home] Requesting new tasks for NVIDIA GPU
28-Sep-2016 19:32:08 [SETI@home] [sched_op] CPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:32:08 [SETI@home] [sched_op] NVIDIA GPU work request: 8640.00 seconds; 1.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:32:08 [SETI@home] [sched_op] Intel GPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
28-Sep-2016 19:32:10 [SETI@home] Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
28-Sep-2016 19:32:10 [SETI@home] [sched_op] Server version 707
28-Sep-2016 19:32:10 [SETI@home] Project has no tasks available

hsdecalc
hsdecalc
Joined: 26 Jan 15
Posts: 3
Credit: 216,381,880
RAC: 121,392

I solve the problem by

I solve the problem by changing some null values. Only updating the preference sets on the webpage didn’t solve the problem. But there some parameters which may not have the value null like:

Disk: use no more than: 0

or

Page/swap file: use at most: 0

I changed a lot, so don't know which value is important. But now the error message disappears.

Christian Beer
Christian Beer
Joined: 9 Feb 05
Posts: 595
Credit: 110,569,084
RAC: 14,196

I just noticed that I never

I just noticed that I never followed up with the solution in this thread. I found the problem in the BOINC server code some time ago and circulated a fix to all projects since this is not limited to Einstein@Home. If you still see this message please inform the other projects you are attached that they should update their scheduler.

RaymondFO*
RaymondFO*
Joined: 22 Jan 13
Posts: 4
Credit: 1,731,621,940
RAC: 3,111,192

FWIW, I solved my issue by

FWIW, I solved my issue by removing the project and then adding back the project.  I still got the error, but I am now getting tasks.  Go figure?

Yavanius
Yavanius
Joined: 1 Jan 15
Posts: 12
Credit: 3,211,424
RAC: 147

Here's the interesting

Here's the interesting thing:

 

Fresh machine so fresh install:

Added Skynet POGS.

Added Eistein.

See in log getting web prefs from LHC@home.

Getting Invalid Global Preferences msg in log...

 

 

 

 

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