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Message 1635 - Posted: 28 Jul 2007, 20:05:22 UTC
Last modified: 28 Jul 2007, 20:20:52 UTC

Totally my fault. Closing down some unneccessary tasks and accidentally stopped this wu . It didn't take kindly to that and showed up as computer error and looking in client_state showed the catch-all -161. Thinking that I might be able to trick it into restarting, I deleted all these error lines but it then couldn't find other bits and dissappeared completely, so I can't even abort it now, so Acmefrog will have to wait for it to timeout and then be be reissued, sorry.
Anyway, this prompted an item more for a Boinc wishlist rather than just here, but those better connected than me could maybe pass on the suggestion.

Currently the command options for a running wu are:
Show graphics
Suspend
Abort
How about adding:
Restart just for idiots like me who break a wu partway through so that the wu will begin again with its initial parameters intact as if it had just been downloaded. Obviously there would then need to be a safeguard "confirm restart" message so that nobody would accidentally restart a 4 month old CPDN model, for example, but restarting shorter wus such as these after a user error wouldn't result in much repeated work and might save some time in projects not having to reissue work.
Just a suggestion. Any thoughts?

Update 10 minutes later:
Did an update to see if it would report the wu as lost and back came the reply;
28/07/2007 21:13:58|Cosmology@Home|Message from server: Resent lost result wu_072407_053211_0_0 and then it redownloaded the neccessary files again so I can crunch it uninterupted overnight and I'll not interfere with it this time.
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Message 1647 - Posted: 29 Jul 2007, 0:58:23 UTC - in response to Message 1635.  

Totally my fault. Thinking that I might be able to trick it into restarting, I deleted all these error lines but it then couldn't find other bits and dissappeared completely, so I can't even abort it now, so Acmefrog will have to wait for it to timeout and then be be reissued, sorry.

Update 10 minutes later:
Did an update to see if it would report the wu as lost and back came the reply;
28/07/2007 21:13:58|Cosmology@Home|Message from server: Resent lost result wu_072407_053211_0_0 and then it redownloaded the neccessary files again so I can crunch it uninterupted overnight and I'll not interfere with it this time.


We all screw up WUs one time or another. Now stay away from the computer. :)

Cheers!

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