Windows S5R3 App 4.07 available for Beta Test

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4.07 crashes with "Illegal

4.07 crashes with "Illegal page"( or smth similar ) message box popped up.
This message window blocks BOINC from restarting task, giving CPU to another project and even from responding on state requests via network.
In short BOINC freezes.
It's not good behaviour for unattended-run application to pop-up any dialog/message boxes.
OS is Win98 SE.

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RE: It's not good behaviour

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It's not good behaviour for unattended-run application to pop-up any dialog/message boxes.
OS is Win98 SE.


No it's not. But that box comes from the Operating system, not from the App. How much RAM do you have in that machine?

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RE: How much RAM do you

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How much RAM do you have in that machine?

128Mb of RAM, paging enabled. Maybe disabling of loading graphic DDLs with EAH_NO_GRAPHICS flag may help to free more RAM? Will try it.

stderr from last failed result:

- exit code 99 (0x63)

2007-10-05 18:28:26.0900 [normal]: Start of BOINC application 'projects/einstein.phys.uwm.edu/einstein_S5R3_4.07_windows_intelx86.exe'.
2007-10-05 18:28:26.2500 [normal]: INFO: GDI32.DLL loaded
2007-10-05 18:28:26.8600 [normal]: INFO: OPENGL32.DLL loaded
2007-10-05 18:28:26.8600 [normal]: INFO: GLU32.DLL loaded
2007-10-05 18:28:31.6900 [debug]: Reading SFTs and setting up stacks ... Level 0: $Id: HierarchicalSearch.c,v 1.183 2007/09/08 17:44:35 reinhard Exp $
Function call `SetUpSFTs( &status, &stackMultiSFT, &stackMultiNoiseWeights, &stackMultiDetStates, &usefulParams)' failed.
file HierarchicalSearch.c, line 662
2007-10-05 18:28:56.7900 [normal]:
Level 1: $Id: HierarchicalSearch.c,v 1.183 2007/09/08 17:44:35 reinhard Exp $
2007-10-05 18:28:56.7900 [normal]: Status code -1: Recursive error
2007-10-05 18:28:56.7900 [normal]: function SetUpSFTs, file HierarchicalSearch.c, line 1327
2007-10-05 18:28:56.7900 [normal]:
Level 2: $Id: HierarchicalSearch.c,v 1.183 2007/09/08 17:44:35 reinhard Exp $
2007-10-05 18:28:56.7900 [normal]: Status code 5: Null pointer
2007-10-05 18:28:56.8500 [normal]: function SetUpStacks, file HierarchicalSearch.c, line 2192
2007-10-05 18:28:56.8500 [CRITICAL]: BOINC_LAL_ErrHand(): now calling boinc_finish()

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RE: 128Mb of RAM, paging

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128Mb of RAM, paging enabled.


I saw these other errors as well:

Error 1
2007-10-03 08:07:39.9599 [normal]: Status code 3: Memory allocation problem

Error 2
2007-10-02 01:35:39.1000 [normal]: Status code 14: Out of memory

While errors like "The previous ownership of this semaphore has ended. (0x69) - exit code 105 (0x69)" are also to do with memory. In BOINC, a semaphore synchronizes access to the shared-memory segment.

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Well, it seems I need to

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Well, it seems I need to clean up more memory for the app. Not quite understand why there is memory deficit cause einstein app uses about 35Mb workset and win98 itself is pretty small...
Does the app. use big amount of page-locked memory or just pageable one?
(I see no disk activity on this host as it would be with continuous paging).

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As some of you might already

As some of you might already have noticed, 4.07 is now the official Windows app. Many thanks to all beta testers!

The new beta for Linux, 4.09, contains some new error-tracking features which are not yet part of the Windows app so there probably will be a new Windows beta app rather sooner than later.

Therefore, it's probably most convenient for Windows beta-testers NOT to change anything and leave the app_info.xml untouched. The new official app is identical to the beta, and with a new beta in the pipeline, it's not worth the effort to change anything.

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RE: As some of you might

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As some of you might already have noticed, 4.07 is now the official Windows app. Many thanks to all beta testers!

The new beta for Linux, 4.09, contains some new error-tracking features which are not yet part of the Windows app so there probably will be a new Windows beta app rather sooner than later.

Therefore, it's probably most convenient for Windows beta-testers NOT to change anything and leave the app_info.xml untouched. The new official app is identical to the beta, and with a new beta in the pipeline, it's not worth the effort to change anything.

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But to use the no graphics feature I have to make a "EAH_NO_GRAPHICS" file, or?

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RE: ...Therefore, it's

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...Therefore, it's probably most convenient for Windows beta-testers NOT to change anything and leave the app_info.xml untouched. The new official app is identical to the beta, and with a new beta in the pipeline, it's not worth the effort to change anything.

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Thanks very much, I had not yet noticed! :) I assume with a new beta, I will replace the 4.07 beta app_info.xml file with the new beta app_info.xml file? In other words, is each app_info.xml file unique to each beta application?

Thanks again! :)

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RE: RE: ...Therefore,

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Quote:

...Therefore, it's probably most convenient for Windows beta-testers NOT to change anything and leave the app_info.xml untouched. The new official app is identical to the beta, and with a new beta in the pipeline, it's not worth the effort to change anything.

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Thanks very much, I had not yet noticed! :) I assume with a new beta, I will replace the 4.07 beta app_info.xml file with the new beta app_info.xml file? In other words, is each app_info.xml file unique to each beta application?

Thanks again! :)

Yes, the app_info.xml file contain the bta apps filename and a list of stock applications app version numbers that this appp is compatible with (I guess the BOINC experts here will be ale to give a better summary, but you get the idea).

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Just switched to the beta app

Just switched to the beta app (after finishing the assigned tasks, losing one half-finished WU to a dumb mistake is enough for me for this year) so let's see if it helps my performance a bit. I am under the impression that with this box (AMD 3500+) there is significant room for improvement compared to the current stock app.

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