1) Message boards : News : No tasks (Message 4625)
Posted 4 Feb 2021 by Brummig
Post:
Have you checked your neighbours, Jim, to see if the courier left your black hole with them? If you no longer have one of your neighbours, then you know where it is.
2) Message boards : News : No tasks (Message 4529)
Posted 27 Nov 2020 by Brummig
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Thank you for letting us know, Krzysztof. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Large number of Abandoned WU's on Raspberry Pi 3 (Message 4508)
Posted 19 Nov 2020 by Brummig
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"Abandoned" means the server thinks the device detached from the project. I've seen it on this project whenever one of my Pies trashes its SD card and needs to be rebuilt. All the WUs that were running get marked as "Abandoned" when I re-attach the rebuilt Pi. Does that give you any clues to work on?

The Universe@Home server was briefly uncontactable yesterday; I had a few uploads stall, though no serious problems.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : WUs stuck on 100% completion and then had to abort (ANDROID) (Message 4306)
Posted 18 May 2020 by Brummig
Post:
I have been seeing something similar. I'll find that the task is at 100% and Boinc has stopped running it. If I force the issue by suspending the other tasks, the task will restart from zero. I have been aborting these when I find them, because recently I had a task time-out on Android. I don't know if it had been resetting back to zero endlessly, but it's a possibility. I have no problems with other projects on this host, or problems completing Universe@Home tasks on time (when they behave themselves). I think there may be a problem with what happens when Universe@Home tasks on Android get to 100%.
5) Message boards : Cafe : Spam Message Boards (Message 4013)
Posted 23 Jan 2020 by Brummig
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Whilst using the search box I found a message on a spam message board called "Gungnir", all in Vietnamese:
https://universeathome.pl/universe/forum_forum.php?id=12
There is a second Vietnamese spam message board here:
https://universeathome.pl/universe/forum_forum.php?id=14
The former is in active use, whilst the latter was active in the first half of 2019. I'm guessing (from the other message boards with an ID greater than 9) that these are team message boards, a feature I didn't even know existed.
6) Message boards : Science : Offensive message function doesn't work (Message 4012)
Posted 23 Jan 2020 by Brummig
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Currently the button functions, but when you click the OK button to make your report the server responds with:
You must provide at least one recipient email address.You must provide at least one recipient email address.send email failed

Your report could not be recorded. Please wait a while and try again.

If this is not a temporary error, please report it to the project developers.

I was trying to report a couple of spam posts.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : my credits are gone on boincstats. (Message 3986)
Posted 10 Jan 2020 by Brummig
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Please see https://universeathome.pl/universe/forum_thread.php?id=490#3940
8) Message boards : Number crunching : No work available (on Raspberry Pi) (Message 3434)
Posted 11 Mar 2019 by Brummig
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I assume it's this unfixed problem again:

https://universeathome.pl/universe/forum_thread.php?id=375

All five of my U@H hosts have now run dry.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Project has no tasks available (Message 3370)
Posted 15 Feb 2019 by Brummig
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Well my queue is twice the length of your queue, but since my hosts are told for very long periods of time (days or weeks) by U@H that there are no tasks available, even with that queue they run dry. And then when they do get tasks, it may only be one or two, so the queue doesn't get refilled.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Project has no tasks available (Message 3368)
Posted 15 Feb 2019 by Brummig
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No, that argument about having a queue doesn't stack up. I have a 1 day cache on my Pis. One that has been told for some time now that U@H has no tasks available suddenly received ten tasks last night. Meanwhile, the one that managed to get two tasks the night before last reported them last night, and is now being told the project has no tasks available:

15/02/2019 01:00:27 | Universe@Home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
15/02/2019 01:00:27 | Universe@Home | Reporting 2 completed tasks
15/02/2019 01:00:27 | Universe@Home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
15/02/2019 01:00:29 | Universe@Home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
15/02/2019 01:00:29 | Universe@Home | Project has no tasks available
15/02/2019 01:10:39 | Universe@Home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
15/02/2019 01:10:39 | Universe@Home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
15/02/2019 01:10:42 | Universe@Home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
15/02/2019 01:10:42 | Universe@Home | Project has no tasks available
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Project has no tasks available (Message 3360)
Posted 14 Feb 2019 by Brummig
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In my case BOINC isn't leaving cores idling, it's just getting no tasks for U@H and consequently dedicating the cores to the other project(s) active on the host:

14/02/2019 01:00:00 | Universe@Home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
14/02/2019 01:00:00 | Universe@Home | Requesting new tasks for CPU

14/02/2019 01:00:03 | Einstein@Home | Finished upload of p2030.20170413.G36.05+01.86.N.b6s0g0.00000_1940_1_0
14/02/2019 01:00:03 | Einstein@Home | Finished upload of p2030.20170413.G36.17+01.63.N.b5s0g0.00000_3044_1_0
14/02/2019 01:00:03 | Einstein@Home | Started upload of p2030.20170413.G36.17+01.63.N.b5s0g0.00000_3047_1_0
14/02/2019 01:00:03 | Einstein@Home | Started upload of p2030.20170413.G36.17+01.63.N.b5s0g0.00000_3033_1_0
14/02/2019 01:00:03 | Universe@Home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
14/02/2019 01:00:03 | Universe@Home | Project has no tasks available

14/02/2019 01:00:05 | Einstein@Home | Finished upload of p2030.20170413.G36.17+01.63.N.b5s0g0.00000_3047_1_0
14/02/2019 01:00:05 | Einstein@Home | Finished upload of p2030.20170413.G36.17+01.63.N.b5s0g0.00000_3033_1_0
14/02/2019 01:00:05 | Einstein@Home | Started upload of p2030.20170413.G36.17+01.63.N.b5s0g0.00000_3048_1_0
14/02/2019 01:00:07 | Einstein@Home | Finished upload of p2030.20170413.G36.17+01.63.N.b5s0g0.00000_3048_1_0
14/02/2019 01:00:08 | Einstein@Home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
14/02/2019 01:00:08 | Einstein@Home | Reporting 5 completed tasks
14/02/2019 01:00:08 | Einstein@Home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
14/02/2019 01:00:15 | Einstein@Home | Scheduler request completed: got 5 new tasks


Sometimes one of my hosts does manage to get one or two new U@H tasks, but I am now down to three U@H tasks on five hosts.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Project has no tasks available (Message 3357)
Posted 13 Feb 2019 by Brummig
Post:
No, it isn't normal. My veteran hosts are also being told there are no tasks available.
13) Message boards : News : Problems sorted :) (Message 3326)
Posted 7 Feb 2019 by Brummig
Post:
I have in fact tried resetting the project, twice, and performing an apt-get update/upgrade cycle, all with no joy.

I have three Pis, and the two four-core Pis are working just fine. It's the one-core Pi that has switched from 100% OK to 100% fail with the advent of v2 v0.14 arm-unknown-linux-gnueabihf.
14) Message boards : News : Problems sorted :) (Message 3313)
Posted 6 Feb 2019 by Brummig
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One of my Pis, which was flawlessly returning results for Universe BHspin v2 v0.07 arm-unknown-linux-gnueabihf, has a 100% error rate with Universe BHspin v2 v0.14 arm-unknown-linux-gnueabihf. The Stderr output is:


<core_client_version>7.6.33</core_client_version>
<![CDATA[
<message>
process got signal 4
</message>
<stderr_txt>

</stderr_txt>
]]>

(Taken from https://universeathome.pl/universe/result.php?resultid=52453118)
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Project has no tasks available (Message 3197)
Posted 7 Jan 2019 by Brummig
Post:
Sometimes I get tasks, sometimes I get "Project has no tasks available". Something's clearly broken.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Project has no tasks available (Message 3190)
Posted 4 Jan 2019 by Brummig
Post:
I'm now getting tasks.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Project has no tasks available (Message 3185)
Posted 3 Jan 2019 by Brummig
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This still appears to be a problem. Supposedly 4145849 unsent tasks, but:
03/01/2019 14:31:31 | Universe@Home | Project has no tasks available
18) Message boards : News : Server upgrade (Message 3075)
Posted 4 Nov 2018 by Brummig
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On hosts_user.php I'm still seeing:
Notice: Use of undefined constant ALIGN_RIGHT - assumed 'ALIGN_RIGHT' in /home/boincadm/projects/universe/html/inc/host.inc on line 742

Notice: Use of undefined constant ALIGN_RIGHT - assumed 'ALIGN_RIGHT' in /home/boincadm/projects/universe/html/inc/host.inc on line 745

And on results.php?userid=MyUserID I'm still seeing:
Notice: Use of undefined constant ALIGN_RIGHT - assumed 'ALIGN_RIGHT' in /home/boincadm/projects/universe/html/inc/result.inc on line 404

Notice: Use of undefined constant ALIGN_RIGHT - assumed 'ALIGN_RIGHT' in /home/boincadm/projects/universe/html/inc/result.inc on line 405

Notice: Use of undefined constant ALIGN_RIGHT - assumed 'ALIGN_RIGHT' in /home/boincadm/projects/universe/html/inc/result.inc on line 406
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Missing work credits? (Message 3037)
Posted 19 Sep 2018 by Brummig
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I just had a look, and you have just one host that is currently running just two tasks, neither of which have completed, let alone been validated. Until a task has been completed and validated by another host that completed the task with the same result, you wont get any credit for it. When a task has been completed and validated, then you get 667 Brownie points for it.

None of my hosts (which include an Android phone) are having difficulties receiving, completing, and returning tasks. I do have a number of tasks waiting for the second host to complete the task, and that wait can be lengthy if the task goes to one of those hosts that download a large number of of tasks, and then only complete one or two, if any, of them before disappearing off the internet.

A few users have reported difficulties uploading tasks, but that appears to be either a BOINC issue or a routing issue, not a Universe@Home issue. There is also a problem with some tasks either locking up or taking an extraordinarily long time to complete, but they are not very common.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Lots of workunits cancelled by server (Message 2999)
Posted 7 Aug 2018 by Brummig
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So far you've cancelled nine of my tasks, five of which were active, and at least two of which were almost complete. There are also a number of WUs where one of my hosts completed the task, but the wingman didn't before you cancelled the WU. What happens to those? Do they remain in some sort of limbo?


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