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Message 8324 - Posted: 5 May 2009, 6:54:02 UTC
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3 tasks requested just now. All 3 failed.

Edit: Aborting the transfers doesn't show as aborted by user in the task header page, but aborting the task itself does...
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Message 8326 - Posted: 5 May 2009, 19:34:56 UTC

The download errors are the 2nd thing on my list of things to do for Cosmo@home over the Summer. The first being a dynamic credit granting scheme. ^_^
So stay tuned for updates after May 17th!

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Message 8327 - Posted: 5 May 2009, 22:25:28 UTC - in response to Message 8326.

The download errors are the 2nd thing on my list of things to do for Cosmo@home over the Summer. The first being a dynamic credit granting scheme. ^_^
So stay tuned for updates after May 17th!


Personally, if it were my project (and it's not), I'd prioritize as:

1) Figure out why the tasks take so much memory and time. Until then, raise credit to 500.
2) Correct the residual PHP errors when trying to modify preferences.
3) Correct the download errors / files not found / etc...
4) Work on the dynamic credit system.

The credit system should be last on the agenda because it can potentially be influenced by the first item, and items 2 and 3 would give you enough time to start building up stats for working on the credit.
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Message 8328 - Posted: 6 May 2009, 17:18:17 UTC - in response to Message 8324.

Edit: Aborting the transfers doesn't show as aborted by user in the task header page, but aborting the task itself does...

I still get those too. Let BOINC report them as a DL error instead of manually aborting them and changing the error code.
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Message 8336 - Posted: 10 May 2009, 21:50:36 UTC - in response to Message 8327.

Personally, if it were my project (and it's not), I'd prioritize as:

1) Figure out why the tasks take so much memory and time. Until then, raise credit to 500.
2) Correct the residual PHP errors when trying to modify preferences.
3) Correct the download errors / files not found / etc...
4) Work on the dynamic credit system.

The credit system should be last on the agenda because it can potentially be influenced by the first item, and items 2 and 3 would give you enough time to start building up stats for working on the credit.


Makes sense to me... though one could even get someone else to look into the forum errors in parallel. I find these errors very disturbing, as broken forum software could perhaps provide a potential security risk.

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Message 8337 - Posted: 10 May 2009, 22:07:44 UTC - in response to Message 8336.


Makes sense to me... though one could even get someone else to look into the forum errors in parallel. I find these errors very disturbing, as broken forum software could perhaps provide a potential security risk.


True... In any case, "fixing" the credit system should be absolutely last on the agenda...

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Message 8340 - Posted: 11 May 2009, 8:46:32 UTC - in response to Message 8337.

True... In any case, "fixing" the credit system should be absolutely last on the agenda...

Yes, I agree.

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Message 8358 - Posted: 20 May 2009, 9:56:53 UTC - in response to Message 8326.

The download errors are the 2nd thing on my list of things to do for Cosmo@home over the Summer. The first being a dynamic credit granting scheme. ^_^
So stay tuned for updates after May 17th!


For me, having WU's to crunch would be a better #1.

Failed downloads cannot a good crunch make - nor will they then ever contribute to a completion or a granting of credit.

If WU's can have a crunching checkpoint then i kinda fail to see why a download cannot have one also!

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