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Message 1152 - Posted: 21 Dec 2007, 21:15:19 UTC

I got some weird behavior from WUs the latest days.

The WU gets to 100% but does stop but starts over again at 0%


How ever it only continues another few minutes before it completes ...



It's a little bit weird anyway...
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Message 1153 - Posted: 21 Dec 2007, 22:26:10 UTC - in response to Message 1152.  

I got some weird behavior from WUs the latest days.

The WU gets to 100% but does stop but starts over again at 0%


How ever it only continues another few minutes before it completes ...



It's a little bit weird anyway...


See this thread for explanation.
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Message 1157 - Posted: 22 Dec 2007, 16:33:08 UTC - in response to Message 1153.  

I got some weird behavior from WUs the latest days.

The WU gets to 100% but does stop but starts over again at 0%


How ever it only continues another few minutes before it completes ...



It's a little bit weird anyway...


See this thread for explanation.



Hm, I must say I can't find any explanation for it in that thread, just something about credits again, and it wasn't it this time, I wondered why the WUs was starting over again ???

It has nothing to do with credits at all, this project doesn't have credits hight enough to be interesting in that way...
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Message 1158 - Posted: 22 Dec 2007, 16:37:04 UTC - in response to Message 1157.  

I got some weird behavior from WUs the latest days.

The WU gets to 100% but does stop but starts over again at 0%


How ever it only continues another few minutes before it completes ...



It's a little bit weird anyway...


See this thread for explanation.



Hm, I must say I can't find any explanation for it in that thread, just something about credits again, and it wasn't it this time, I wondered why the WUs was starting over again ???

It has nothing to do with credits at all, this project doesn't have credits hight enough to be interesting in that way...


Explanation from Travis in that thread:

as to the progress going back down to 0 then back up really quickly it seems that for whatever reason the first time the progress goes to 100 that's for the integration over the volume, and the second time is when this integral values are used to calculate the fitness over all the stars. that should be fixed in the next version and it's nothing to worry about.

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Message 1160 - Posted: 22 Dec 2007, 21:30:27 UTC - in response to Message 1157.  

See this thread for explanation.

Hm, I must say I can't find any explanation for it in that thread, just something about credits again, and it wasn't it this time, I wondered why the WUs was starting over again ???

The link DaveSun provided is to message Nº1095 (also quoted above), which does address the issue of progress reporting. Apparently the astronomy app is telling BOINC how much of the current computation is done (it seems there’s a main one followed by a shorter one), rather than including the whole task in its estimate.

In general progress reporting can be a tricky business where what’s being done comprises a number of sub-tasks, whose relative length may be unpredictable. Many of the progress bars I’m shown, by all kinds of applications & utilities, provide suspect or less-than-useful estimates of how long the function being performed will actually take. Such is life …

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