1) Forums : Technical Support : Waiting for Memory (Message 4988)
Posted 14 Feb 2008 by Vampus
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Anyway, if the problem comes up again, to really be able to help, people need answers to questions like what I asked. Would you tell your car mechanic \"my car is making a funny noise\", but then refuse to allow the mechanic to actually listen to it to see what they thought it was?


With all due respect Brian, I thought I had answered all queries which were brought before me. The reason I say it\'s not an issue is because I\'ve already examined my processes and there is nothing there using exuberant amounts of mem or VM until after I manually start loading my resource hogging programs. Prior to that point, none of the start-up programs use any great amounts, yet I received the WfM message during that lull also.
2) Forums : Technical Support : Waiting for Memory (Message 4984)
Posted 13 Feb 2008 by Vampus
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You may have more running than you think... You also may have older versions of legitimate software that take up more memory than they should. An example of that is Ad Aware 2007. An older version takes 22+MB memory for AAWSERVICE.EXE, even when it is not in use. The updated version takes up less than 1MB...

Will it hurt to look around and see what is there?


Nope, nothing like that. Most things I manually start post start-up. And I can process quite well with WoW, firefox and all my chat programs up and running, let alone with none of them going...

Anyways, the reset seems to have things flowing again, but doesn\'t explain why it happened...
3) Forums : Technical Support : Waiting for Memory (Message 4982)
Posted 13 Feb 2008 by Vampus
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Just to be clear, I only run one WU at a time, single core, and I don\'t keep them in memory when suspended.


The critical thing though will be checking Task Manager, particularly the processes tab and seeing if you\'ve got a bunch of stuff taking up a lot of memory. If you have a huge System Tray (whole bunch o\' clutter by apps that want to force their way into your consciousness so that they think that they are on your mind all the time and won\'t switch to a competing product), then that can seriously drain available memory as well as available stack space...



Nope, this is a non-issue, as the WfM issue would happen on start-up also (and I don\'t have a lot of things that run at start-up)
4) Forums : Technical Support : Waiting for Memory (Message 4971)
Posted 12 Feb 2008 by Vampus
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When you check in Windows Task Manager, Performance, what is your memory usage?
If you check in the Processes tab, what is taking up a lot of memory? (RAM)

Can you also exit BOINC, then restart BOINC and post the first 20 to 30 messages from the Messages tab, please?


Sorry Jord, I had to reset the project. The \"waiting for memory\" WU was starting to affect the WU that was running fine. If the log will still help...

12/02/2008 6:19:02 PM||Starting BOINC client version 5.10.30 for windows_intelx86
12/02/2008 6:19:02 PM||log flags: task, file_xfer, sched_ops
12/02/2008 6:19:02 PM||Libraries: libcurl/7.17.1 OpenSSL/0.9.8e zlib/1.2.3
12/02/2008 6:19:02 PM||Data directory: C:\\Program Files\\BOINC
12/02/2008 6:19:02 PM||Processor: 1 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz [x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 7]
12/02/2008 6:19:02 PM||Processor features: fpu tsc sse sse2 mmx
12/02/2008 6:19:02 PM||OS: Microsoft Windows XP: Professional Edition, Service Pack 2, (05.01.2600.00)
12/02/2008 6:19:02 PM||Memory: 1022.80 MB physical, 3.15 GB virtual
12/02/2008 6:19:02 PM||Disk: 37.27 GB total, 2.27 GB free
12/02/2008 6:19:02 PM||Local time is UTC +10 hours
12/02/2008 6:19:02 PM|ABC@home|URL: http://abcathome.com/; Computer ID: 10518; location: (none); project prefs: default
12/02/2008 6:19:02 PM|rosetta@home|URL: http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/; Computer ID: 56675; location: home; project prefs: default
12/02/2008 6:19:02 PM|boincsimap|URL: http://boinc.bio.wzw.tum.de/boincsimap/; Computer ID: 14073; location: home; project prefs: default
12/02/2008 6:19:02 PM|superlinkattechnion|URL: http://cbl-boinc-server2.cs.technion.ac.il/superlinkattechnion/; Computer ID: 6058; location: (none); project prefs: default
12/02/2008 6:19:02 PM|Cosmology@Home|URL: http://cosmologyathome.org/; Computer ID: 14800; location: (none); project prefs: default
12/02/2008 6:19:02 PM|Einstein@Home|URL: http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/; Computer ID: 251621; location: home; project prefs: default
12/02/2008 6:19:02 PM|lhcathome|URL: http://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/; Computer ID: 71393; location: home; project prefs: default
12/02/2008 6:19:02 PM|SETI@home|URL: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID: 403026; location: (none); project prefs: default
12/02/2008 6:19:02 PM|SZTAKI Desktop Grid|URL: http://szdg.lpds.sztaki.hu/szdg/; Computer ID: 7078; location: home; project prefs: default
12/02/2008 6:19:02 PM|PrimeGrid|URL: http://www.primegrid.com/; Computer ID: 19870; location: home; project prefs: default
12/02/2008 6:19:02 PM||General prefs: from Cosmology@Home (last modified 05-Feb-2008 08:32:35)
12/02/2008 6:19:02 PM||Host location: none
12/02/2008 6:19:02 PM||General prefs: using your defaults
12/02/2008 6:19:02 PM||Preferences limit memory usage when active to 511.40MB
12/02/2008 6:19:02 PM||Preferences limit memory usage when idle to 920.52MB
12/02/2008 6:19:02 PM||Preferences limit disk usage to 2.27GB


Use at most 50% of memory when computer is in use
Use at most 95% of memory when computer is not in use


Yeah, that\'s how mine is currently configured.

Just to be clear, I only run one WU at a time, single core, and I don\'t keep them in memory when suspended.
5) Forums : Technical Support : Waiting for Memory (Message 4960)
Posted 11 Feb 2008 by Vampus
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Nah, I didn\'t reboot BOINC, I turned the PC off overnight. And I\'m running only 1 CPU, I just have 2 WUs, one is \"Waiting for memory\" and the other is crunching fine.


If you have only 1 cpu then it would be normal except that it says waiting for memory not waiting to run like it should.... if for some reason you had both started...if you suspend the 1 running and the 1 waiting for memory starts up ok then there is no problem as Boinc can run only 1 at a time on your host.

It sounds like you had an abnormal shutdown last night and it restarted the new unit instead of the one in progress and now is attempting to restart the 1st unit while another is already running.


I got the error message before I logged out for the night, and then the second Cosmo WU kicked in. After a normal shut down, and after booting today, I got the same error. I\'ve tried suspending the second WU, but the first one still continues to give me the \"Waiting for Memory\" message.
6) Forums : Technical Support : Waiting for Memory (Message 4958)
Posted 11 Feb 2008 by Vampus
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0-100? What does that mean? 0 free of 100 available? If thats the case you need to allow more.If you have at least 1 gb free in Boinc that shouldn\'t be a problem....does this effect all wu\'s or just that 1? Try suspending that wu and see if another one will run....otherwise I am fresh out of ideas.


Sorry, that\'s leave at least 0GB free, and use a max of 100GBs. I\'ve got 2 Cosmo WU\'s on the go atm. The one listed is frozen at 70.250% citing \"waiting for memory\", but the other one is chugging along normally...


You said you rebooted Boinc...have you tried to reboot the computer as well? That should clear up any errant program taking up memory.

Hmmm your listed host shows 1cpu...how is it you are running 2? Is it just 1 is waiting to restart when the other finishes?


Nah, I didn\'t reboot BOINC, I turned the PC off overnight. And I\'m running only 1 CPU, I just have 2 WUs, one is \"Waiting for memory\" and the other is crunching fine.
7) Forums : Technical Support : Waiting for Memory (Message 4956)
Posted 11 Feb 2008 by Vampus
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0-100? What does that mean? 0 free of 100 available? If thats the case you need to allow more.If you have at least 1 gb free in Boinc that shouldn\'t be a problem....does this effect all wu\'s or just that 1? Try suspending that wu and see if another one will run....otherwise I am fresh out of ideas.


Sorry, that\'s leave at least 0GB free, and use a max of 100GBs. I\'ve got 2 Cosmo WU\'s on the go atm. The one listed is frozen at 70.250% citing \"waiting for memory\", but the other one is chugging along normally...
8) Forums : Technical Support : Waiting for Memory (Message 4954)
Posted 11 Feb 2008 by Vampus
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Hi folks. New cruncher to Cosmo, and I\'ve received a \"Waiting for Memory\" message on WU 1342608

Since receiving this error, I\'ve restarted my machine (BOINC runs automatically at start-up) and it still persists. I\'ve got 1GB of memory with BOINC having 50%/90%.

Is this a known issue? How do I fix it? If there is any other info needed, please let me know.


It may be telling you it needs more disk space however in your system control how much memory is available? What swap space is available?


Over 2GB left in that HDD, and my system has a bit under 165mb of swap space right now, but I\'m getting this issue right off the bat when I first boot up.


But how much disk space is allocated to Boinc? The answer is in the Boinc manager under the disk tab....how much free disk Boinc has available that is.


0GB-100GB 50% disk space at most, with 75% of swap space
9) Forums : Technical Support : Waiting for Memory (Message 4952)
Posted 11 Feb 2008 by Vampus
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Hi folks. New cruncher to Cosmo, and I\'ve received a \"Waiting for Memory\" message on WU 1342608

Since receiving this error, I\'ve restarted my machine (BOINC runs automatically at start-up) and it still persists. I\'ve got 1GB of memory with BOINC having 50%/90%.

Is this a known issue? How do I fix it? If there is any other info needed, please let me know.


It may be telling you it needs more disk space however in your system control how much memory is available? What swap space is available?


Over 2GB left in that HDD, and my system has a bit under 165mb of swap space right now, but I\'m getting this issue right off the bat when I first boot up.
10) Forums : Technical Support : Waiting for Memory (Message 4950)
Posted 11 Feb 2008 by Vampus
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Hi folks. New cruncher to Cosmo, and I\'ve received a \"Waiting for Memory\" message on WU 1342608

Since receiving this error, I\'ve restarted my machine (BOINC runs automatically at start-up) and it still persists. I\'ve got 1GB of memory with BOINC having 50%/90%.

Is this a known issue? How do I fix it? If there is any other info needed, please let me know.