no disk space

paulcet
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RE: Whats using the over

Message 19651 in response to message 19650

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Whats using the over 50% of the disk? If its BOINC then theres a problem that has to be fixed. If its something else, thats not a BOINC issue - the preference says how much disk space BOINC (and the BOINC applications) can use.

It's not BOINC. I was going on Gary's explanation of the "%total disk space" preference, quoted here:

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I believe that the preference is saying that BOINC plus anything else is only allowed to consume up to 2GB and that BOINC therefore cannot proceed unless there is still 2GB free.

So now it looks like that is not the case.

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You can test this yourself by setting the percentage to match what BOINC actually uses on the disk. But don't do this while you're processing workunits, or have workunits queued up. BOINC is likely to abort them with an "exceeded disk space" message. Clear out your work queue (all projects), then try testing. You can also test "leave at least __GB free" by setting the preference to your current free disk space, and check the "Use at most..." by setting the preference to what BOINC actually uses. And remember to set them back to reasonable values when done testing.

Walt

I suppose I would find what BOINC actually uses in the "Disk" tab in BOINC Manager?

At this point, I can see that testing the disk space issue as you suggest would give the error message about not having enough disk space. However, the issue first cropped up when these settings were not changed by me (likewise for the others who reported the problem). If I do happen to see the disk space issue, I will check the *.xml files as suggested to see if there has been a file corruption issue. At that time I would start a new thread, unless someone thinks it should continue here?

Thanks, everyone, for all your help!

achille
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19/12/2005 5:54:50

Message 19652 in response to message 19651

19/12/2005 5:54:50 ìì||request_reschedule_cpus: project op
19/12/2005 5:54:58 ìì|Einstein@Home|Sending scheduler request to http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/EinsteinAtHome_cgi/cgi
19/12/2005 5:54:58 ìì|Einstein@Home|Reason: Requested by user
19/12/2005 5:54:58 ìì|Einstein@Home|Requesting 8640 seconds of new work
19/12/2005 5:55:01 ìì|Einstein@Home|Scheduler request to http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/EinsteinAtHome_cgi/cgi succeeded
19/12/2005 5:55:01 ìì|Einstein@Home|Message from server: No work sent
19/12/2005 5:55:01 ìì|Einstein@Home|Message from server: (there was work but you don't have enough disk space allocated)
19/12/2005 5:55:01 ìì|Einstein@Home|Message from server: No disk space (YOU must free 39502.2 MB before BOINC gets space). Review preferences for minimum disk free space allowed.

pls tell me what to do
i have installed boinc on d: drive with 25gb free out of 76gb capacity
tried playing around with preferences to no avail

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RE: i have installed boinc

Message 19653 in response to message 19652

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i have installed boinc on d: drive with 25gb free out of 76gb capacity
tried playing around with preferences to no avail

When you say you have installed BOINC on your D drive, do you mean the BOINC folder is on D, or just the application BOINC Manager?

You say you have played with preferences. Do it again, but this time put them to the settings recommended by Gary earlier

Use no more than -- 10GB (leave it large)
Leave at least free -- 0.2GB (keep it small, particularly if you don't have much free space.
Use no more than -- 75% of total disk (leave it large)
Write to disk every -- 60 seconds (leave this at the default value)
Use no more than -- 75% of virtual mem (leave it large)

If you _still_ have problems, please tell us the size of your C drive, and how much space is available on it.

Walt Gribben
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achille, If you change the

achille,

If you change the "use at most __GB" to 41 you'll get work. But thats just a "quick fix".

The scheduler log shows BOINC is using 40GB:

host.d_boinc_used_total 40,332,681,985.000000

(I added commas to make it more readable).

What do you have in the BOINC folder that takes up 40GB? If you installed it on the root (to d:\\) BOINC will think that all the files are part of BOINC and count those.

Check the messages in Boinc Manager, it shows the directory where BOINC is installed. What does it say? Then use Windows Explorer to see what Windows shows for the directory - right click the folder, click "Properties" and it'll count the space used by the files and folders. (It'll be close but not the same, BOINC doesn't count the space the folders take up)

If the large files are part of BOINC then you need to allow for that in your preferences (like the first line shows). Or move the files somewhere else so they're not part of BOINC. Then you can adjust your preferences again.

Walt

achille
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worked when settings are as

Message 19655 in response to message 19653

worked when settings are as follows

Use no more than -- 45GB (leave it large)
Leave at least free -- 0.2GB (keep it small, particularly if you don't have much free space.
Use no more than -- 95% of total disk (leave it large)
Write to disk every -- 60 seconds (leave this at the default value)
Use no more than -- 75% of virtual mem (leave it large)

c has 8gb free out of 25gb total
thanks for quick reply
achilleas

Bruce Allen
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RE: The scheduler log shows

Message 19656 in response to message 19654

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The scheduler log shows BOINC is using 40GB:
host.d_boinc_used_total 40,332,681,985.000000
Walt

Walt, thanks for checking. I have a small suggestion: in the future, add the URL with a link to the appropriate sched log file. The on-line links change with each successive contact, so embedding a sched log URL in your message makes it easier to follow up later.

Director, Einstein@Home

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