Windows S5R3 App 4.15 available for Beta Test

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A new Windows App is available from our Beta Test Page.

It has the immediate syncing that has been disabled for the 4.13 release re-enabled and (hopefully) working now. It should make the checkpointing more reliable, e.g. in case of a power failure. However it trades in that for a possibly additional load on the harddisk. If you don't like this, you can opt-out from this by creating a file "EAH_NO_SYNC" in the BOINC directory.

Hopefully most of you won't notice, but this App will "delay-load" not only the graphics DLLs (as the 4.13 did already), but also the mandatory DLLs (like ADVAPI32.DLL). This to make some progress on finding which DLL causes our DLL-load problems (see "Client Errors of S5R2 Apps" thread in "Problems and Bug reports" board).

Please test and report.

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Windows S5R3 App 4.15 available for Beta Test

Just installed. It made it past that 3 minute mark on my box where the last beta (with the immediate syncing) crashed.

I installed the beta @ about 73.5% complete. It should finish up within the next 12 hours.

Kathryn :o)

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I started this task on BOINC

I started this task on BOINC 5.10.22, ran it through 5.10.24 and now 5.10.26.
Initial EAH version was 4.07, through 4.11, 4.13 (second version) and it ended with 4.15

So no problems.

Oooh, total 50,050 ... I should stop here. ;-)

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Hi! Hmmm... I thought that

Hi!

Hmmm... I thought that 5.10.26 would no longer truncate the stderr output, but it still does, right??

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RE: ...It should make the

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...It should make the checkpointing more reliable, e.g. in case of a power failure. However it trades in that for a possibly additional load on the harddisk. If you don't like this, you can opt-out from this by creating a file "EAH_NO_SYNC" in the BOINC directory.

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I notice no apparent (perceptible) additional load on the harddisk.

The application installed with no problem, and is working well.

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RE: RE: ...It should make

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...It should make the checkpointing more reliable, e.g. in case of a power failure. However it trades in that for a possibly additional load on the harddisk. If you don't like this, you can opt-out from this by creating a file "EAH_NO_SYNC" in the BOINC directory.

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I notice no apparent (perceptible) additional load on the harddisk.


That's ok. I think the only people that might actually notice a change are laptop owners with larger "write to harddisk no more than..." settings that put their disk to sleep in between. Let's see if I'm right.

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RE: Hi! Hmmm... I thought

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Hi!

Hmmm... I thought that 5.10.26 would no longer truncate the stderr output, but it still does, right??

CU

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The change (since 5.10.24) is this: when a job finishes, read last (not first) 63KB of stderr

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Does EAH_NO_GRAPHICS still

Does EAH_NO_GRAPHICS still work or was that only in earlier beta versions.

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RE: The change (since

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The change (since 5.10.24) is this: when a job finishes, read last (not first) 63KB of stderr


It was meant to be, but right now it looks like this doesn't work as it should. We are investigating.

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RE: Does EAH_NO_GRAPHICS

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Does EAH_NO_GRAPHICS still work or was that only in earlier beta versions.


Should work as before. Doesn't it? In any case when trying it does break anything, then it's definitely a bug worth reporting.

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RE: RE: The change (since

Message 74856 in response to message 74854

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The change (since 5.10.24) is this: when a job finishes, read last (not first) 63KB of stderr

It was meant to be, but right now it looks like this doesn't work as it should. We are investigating.


Looks like indeed there went something wrong.

According to Rom Walton the next release (5.10.27 or higher) should have this fixed.

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