Task exited with zero status but no 'finished' file

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Juergen Kozok
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hope this is the correct forum.

this has happened now more times in a row. I am not able to get results. very frustrating?

What is wrong? I have installed the latest version of the BOINC software 6.2.18, but this happened already with the previous version as well.

any resolution to the problem?

19.08.2008 14:39:51|Einstein@Home|Restarting task h1_0759.15_S5R4__505_S5R4a_0 using einstein_S5R4 version 604
19.08.2008 14:40:32|Einstein@Home|
19.08.2008 14:40:32|Einstein@Home|If this happens repeatedly you may need to reset the project.
19.08.2008 14:40:32|Einstein@Home|Restarting task h1_0759.15_S5R4__505_S5R4a_0 using einstein_S5R4 version 604
19.08.2008 14:41:13|Einstein@Home|Task h1_0759.15_S5R4__505_S5R4a_0 exited with zero status but no 'finished' file
19.08.2008 14:41:13|Einstein@Home|If this happens repeatedly you may need to reset the project.
19.08.2008 14:41:14|Einstein@Home|Restarting task h1_0759.15_S5R4__505_S5R4a_0 using einstein_S5R4 version 604
19.08.2008 14:41:54|Einstein@Home|Task h1_0759.15_S5R4__505_S5R4a_0 exited with zero status but no 'finished' file
19.08.2008 14:41:54|Einstein@Home|If this happens repeatedly you may need to reset the project.
19.08.2008 14:41:55|Einstein@Home|Restarting task h1_0759.15_S5R4__505_S5R4a_0 using einstein_S5R4 version 604
19.08.2008 14:42:36|Einstein@Home|Task h1_0759.15_S5R4__505_S5R4a_0 exited with zero status but no 'finished' file
19.08.2008 14:42:36|Einstein@Home|If this happens repeatedly you may need to reset the project.
19.08.2008 14:42:36|Einstein@Home|Restarting task h1_0759.15_S5R4__505_S5R4a_0 using einstein_S5R4 version 604
19.08.2008 14:43:17|Einstein@Home|Task h1_0759.15_S5R4__505_S5R4a_0 exited with zero status but no 'finished' file
19.08.2008 14:43:17|Einstein@Home|If this happens repeatedly you may need to reset the project.

Michael Karlinsky
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Task exited with zero status but no 'finished' file

Hi,

what happens, if you do as requested?

Note: All results in progress are lost.

Michael

Ageless
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Are you using CPU throttling?

Are you using CPU throttling?

Jord

Juergen Kozok
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RE: Are you using CPU

Message 84717 in response to message 84716

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Are you using CPU throttling?

yes !

Juergen Kozok
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RE: Hi, what happens, if

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Hi,

what happens, if you do as requested?

Note: All results in progress are lost.

Michael


Project is reseted, results are reported as lost (after 10CPU hours used...)
and a new task is downloaded and started from scratch

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RE: RE: Are you using CPU

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Quote:
Are you using CPU throttling?

yes !


Well, that's your problem then.

Reset Use at most xx percent of CPU time to 100%.
The "CPU throttling" is known to cause restarting of tasks on some machines. If you get heat or response time problems when running on full load, set On multiprocessors, use at most xx percent of processors to 50% in your preferences. That may run only one task at a time, but will prevent your computer from overheating and all your tasks from continuous restarting.

A fix for this problem (better CPU throttling) will (hopefully) be added to the 6.4 client.

Jord

Juergen Kozok
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RE: RE: RE: Are you

Message 84720 in response to message 84719

Quote:
Quote:
Quote:
Are you using CPU throttling?

yes !


Well, that's your problem then.

Reset Use at most xx percent of CPU time to 100%.
The "CPU throttling" is known to cause restarting of tasks on some machines. If you get heat or response time problems when running on full load, set On multiprocessors, use at most xx percent of processors to 50% in your preferences. That may run only one task at a time, but will prevent your computer from overheating and all your tasks from continuous restarting.

A fix for this problem (better CPU throttling) will (hopefully) be added to the 6.4 client.

thanks, I am doing so
and wait for the new client or find a better way to cool the CPU again.

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You can use Threadmaster to

Message 84721 in response to message 84720

You can use Threadmaster to throttle the CPU(s).

Jord

Bikeman _Heinz-Bernd Eggenstein_
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Hi! Just to make

Hi!

Just to make sure....

The stderr.txt contains this error message:

Quote:

Can't acquire lockfile - exiting
FILE_LOCK::unlock(): close failed.: No such file or directory

with each restart. While throttling is certainly one cause for the frequent restarts, is this maybe a separate problem ? Is it typical for throttling-induced restarts to have this error message?

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I also see as well. And I

I also see as well. And I don't throttle. Isn't this basically the "no heartbeat" message in a different format? I've never found a resolution to this.

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RE: I also see as well.

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I also see as well. And I don't throttle. Isn't this basically the "no heartbeat" message in a different format? I've never found a resolution to this.

Actually, I think your problem is a different one still:

http://einsteinathome.org/task/104169630

This is all about not being able to get the S5R3 (!!) app files.

Strange...Did you use the "dual run" app_info.xml file posted in this forum, but maybe forgot to download the apps in question? Do you have an app_info.xml file installed? Does the problem persist if you remove it?

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