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Message 426 - Posted: 26 Jun 2007, 11:09:01 UTC

I've noticed on a couple of WUs that the percent completed stays at 0% until it is done and then it goes to 100%. The time increments nicely and the WUs complete successfully, it is just the percent complete that stays at 0%. My computer is number 460 and I am running Boinc Manager 5.8.16 on Ubuntu Fiesty Fawn

This is my first Alpha, so I can't claim membership in ATA, but I figured I would just mention this problem. It does seem like a minor issue in light of the credit issueing problems mentioned in other threads

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Message 428 - Posted: 26 Jun 2007, 11:55:48 UTC

Some projects just do not update the % complete. It would be nice if it was done, but, it is usually one of the last items to get written into the code.


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Message 429 - Posted: 26 Jun 2007, 13:27:55 UTC - in response to Message 428.  

Some projects just do not update the % complete. It would be nice if it was done, but, it is usually one of the last items to get written into the code.

True. I assure you that this is on the agenda, though.
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Message 431 - Posted: 26 Jun 2007, 16:00:47 UTC

Until this happens can you let us know when WUs will start taking longer? I have had cases in the past with other projects that left us wondering if our WU was working or had gotten stuck. And I am just talking about if there would be a large jump in the time it would take to complete a task.

Ufluids drove me nuts for a while because some of the WUs only took 10-15 minutes and others would take an hour or even hours to complete but they were all labeled as the same type of workunit. With their WUs we could at least see if the 'to completion' was still progressing it gave us hope that it was still progressing. So if you could give us a heads up if you believe that a new type of WU will take a lot longer then current ones, it would be appreciated.
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Message 432 - Posted: 26 Jun 2007, 16:29:06 UTC - in response to Message 431.  

Until this happens can you let us know when WUs will start taking longer? I have had cases in the past with other projects that left us wondering if our WU was working or had gotten stuck. And I am just talking about if there would be a large jump in the time it would take to complete a task.

Ufluids drove me nuts for a while because some of the WUs only took 10-15 minutes and others would take an hour or even hours to complete but they were all labeled as the same type of workunit. With their WUs we could at least see if the 'to completion' was still progressing it gave us hope that it was still progressing. So if you could give us a heads up if you believe that a new type of WU will take a lot longer then current ones, it would be appreciated.

Sure thing. I'll make an announcement when I change around the run-time of a WU.
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Message 434 - Posted: 26 Jun 2007, 17:06:30 UTC

Much appreciated
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Message 1105 - Posted: 17 Jul 2007, 10:14:02 UTC

Glad, I found this thread, I won't start another. The only major problem I see with the progress indicator not updating is the inability to detect a "hung" WU easily.


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Message 1106 - Posted: 17 Jul 2007, 10:59:00 UTC

Has anyone ever had a hung Cosmology WU?

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Message 1107 - Posted: 17 Jul 2007, 11:07:46 UTC
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Don´t think so. I hadn´t heard this before. But when it happens, you can´t see it.
In a post from Scott, I read about, that checkpointing and a progressbar are in the pipe and coming soon, if I remeber right.
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Message 1108 - Posted: 17 Jul 2007, 11:07:58 UTC - in response to Message 1106.  
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Has anyone ever had a hung Cosmology WU?


I may have had 1 this morning, it would be the first 1 that I have noticed ... http://cosmos.astro.uiuc.edu/cosmohome/result.php?resultid=494644 ... Notice it had less than a second showing for run time yet I was claiming 9 Credits for it which is about 3-4 times the normal amount I claim ...

But when it happens, you can´t see it.


If you use BOINCView & monitor it once in awhile you can pick up on the hung Wu's because the Tray Icon will show up as a Flashing Red Icon when the Wu Error's out and then you can check the Wu out ... It's the only way to monitor a Home Network like I have without a lot of hassle ... :)

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Message 1109 - Posted: 17 Jul 2007, 11:59:50 UTC - in response to Message 1108.  
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Has anyone ever had a hung Cosmology WU?


I may have had 1 this morning, it would be the first 1 that I have noticed ... http://cosmos.astro.uiuc.edu/cosmohome/result.php?resultid=494644 ... Notice it had less than a second showing for run time yet I was claiming 9 Credits for it which is about 3-4 times the normal amount I claim ...

But when it happens, you can´t see it.


If you use BOINCView & monitor it once in awhile you can pick up on the hung Wu's because the Tray Icon will show up as a Flashing Red Icon when the Wu Error's out and then you can check the Wu out ... It's the only way to monitor a Home Network like I have without a lot of hassle ... :)



I didn't make the suggestion because I have seen hung WU's (I just started here), I was just pointing out the possibility. Minor pet peeve of mine. I also use BoincView to keep an eye on things, with results sorted by progress. With no progress indication, the running WU's never move up into the 'active' area of my screen with the rest of the WU's in progress. (PS- I usually have 16 tasks going on the various machines of mine at any given time, so it gives me a "start" when I look at the screen and only see 12 running {4 running Cosmos tasks hidden down in the queue area}).

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