"permanent http error"

WPrion
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Topic 228403

Except for one task this afternoon, I've been unable to successfully download tasks.  The transfers look normal during the download, but the tasks are labelled: "download failed".

Typical event log entries:

10/18/2022 7:37:07 PM | Einstein@Home | Giving up on download of einsteinbinary_BRP7_0.12_windows_x86_64__BRP7-cuda55.exe: permanent HTTP error
10/18/2022 7:37:07 PM | Einstein@Home | Started download of einsteinbinary_BRP7_0.12_windows_x86_64__BRP7-cuda55.exe-db.dev
10/18/2022 7:37:08 PM | Einstein@Home | Giving up on download of einsteinbinary_BRP7_0.12_windows_x86_64__BRP7-cuda55.exe-db.dev: permanent HTTP error
10/18/2022 7:37:08 PM | Einstein@Home | Started download of einsteinbinary_BRP7_0.12_windows_x86_64__BRP7-cuda55.exe-dbhs.dev
10/18/2022 7:37:09 PM | Einstein@Home | Giving up on download of einsteinbinary_BRP7_0.12_windows_x86_64__BRP7-cuda55.exe-dbhs.dev: permanent HTTP error
10/18/2022 7:37:09 PM | Einstein@Home | Finished download of M28_2_cfbf00014_segment_14_dms_200_29.binary
 

I reset Einstein within BOINC Manager, and also removed and reinstalled it.  I even bounced my home network (modem, router, switch).  Problem persists.

 

Thanks in advance.

Keith Myers
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You are not the only one

You are not the only one complaining of failed downloads today.  Server issues we assume.

 

WPrion
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Thanks!

Thanks!

Gary Roberts
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All fixed now.

All fixed now.

Cheers,
Gary.

Richard M
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I've had thirty of these

I've had thirty of these today.

Binary Radio Pulsar Search (Arecibo,GBT) v1.70 () windows_x86_64

<core_client_version>7.22.2</core_client_version>
<![CDATA[
<message>
WU download error: couldn't get input files:
<file_xfer_error>
  <file_name>p2030.20171121.G182.52-01.13.C.b4s0g0.00000_976.bin4</file_name>
  <error_code>-224 (permanent HTTP error)</error_code>
  <error_message>permanent HTTP error</error_message>
</file_xfer_error>
</message>
]]>

Scrooge McDuck
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Me too, but only this one. In

Me too, but only this one. In the following days all wingman had the same http error until treshold of 20 was reached and scheduler stopped creating further tasks for this one.

https://einsteinathome.org/de/workunit/758171329

Richard Haselgrove
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And me too. Trying to

And me too. Trying to download new Gravity Wave tasks. Keep getting allocated new skygrid.dat files, together with large numbers of h1_ and l1_ data files. Server download link is horribly congested, so download speeds are slow, and logs are large.

Process seems to be:

start download of one data file (small), and the skygrid file (large)
several data files complete before the skygrid, task remains in 'downloading' status.
at some point (undetermined so far), task status changes to 'download failed' for all tasks in the batch, together.
other data files continue to download slowly.

I haven't found any download failure messages in the Event Log yet, but I'll keep looking.

Host is 12788501 - Linux Mint 20.3, BOINC v7.20.5, usually reliable.

Edit: first error today was task 1524068515, with error

<message>
WU download error: couldn't get input files:
<file_xfer_error>
  <file_name>h1_1021.80_O3aC01Cl1In0</file_name>
  <error_code>-119 (md5 checksum failed for file)</error_code>
</file_xfer_error>
</message>
Scrooge McDuck
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But that's not a 'permanent

But that's not a 'permanent http error' as happened last week for many BRP4G (BRP4X64) CPU tasks which failed to download completely.... for days:

<message>
WU download error: couldn't get input files:
<file_xfer_error>
  <file_name>p2030.20171125.G183.73+00.46.C.b3s0g0.00000_1952.bin4</file_name>
  <error_code>-224 (permanent HTTP error)</error_code>
  <error_message>permanent HTTP error</error_message>
</file_xfer_error>

Richard's error was caused by something different. Corrupt files, wrong checksum in xml file description, partial downloads, timeouts... Who knows? Einstein team will fix it. That's for sure. ;-)

Richard Haselgrove wrote:
start download of one data file (small), and the skygrid file (large)
several data files complete before the skygrid, task remains in 'downloading' status.
at some point (undetermined so far), task status changes to 'download failed' for all tasks in the batch, together.

Same skygrid and data files are required by many tasks. If the download of such a file fails (after several attempts), that means download of the entire batch of tasks which need this/these file(s) failed. Each task defines its file dependencies within its XML header.

Example (FGRP5):

<workunit>
    <name>LATeah1090F_1288.0_116520_0.0</name>
    ...
    <file_ref>
        <file_name>LATeah1090F.dat</file_name>
        <open_name>LATeah1090F.dat</open_name>
    </file_ref>
    <file_ref>
        <file_name>JPLEPH.405</file_name>
        <open_name>JPLEPH.405</open_name>
    </file_ref>
</workunit>
jwaggy
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I'm also having this error.

I'm also having this error. It happened for every single task until the daily limit was reached.

Gary Roberts
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Your preferences are set to

Your preferences are set to hide your computers so no other volunteer can look for a reason.

Either allow your computers to be viewed by others, or provide a link to the machine in question, or post a relevant snip from the error messages as given in the event log to document the problem fully so as others can see sufficient details.  You don't even mention what type of tasks were involved so how do you expect others to be able to comment?

Cheers,
Gary.

jwaggy
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I've set them to be visible.

I've set them to be visible. This is the one in question https://einsteinathome.org/host/13164164

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