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Message 27093 - Posted: 5 Jul 2009, 10:11:04 UTC

Since about January my Windows ME machine has been failing on this project with compute errors. This is the message:

05/07/2009 05:11:41|Milkyway@home|Sending scheduler request to http://milkyway.rpi.edu/cgi/cgi
05/07/2009 05:11:41|Milkyway@home|Reason: To fetch work
05/07/2009 05:11:41|Milkyway@home|Requesting 43200 seconds of new work
05/07/2009 05:11:46|Milkyway@home|Scheduler request succeeded
05/07/2009 05:11:47|Milkyway@home|Started download of file parameter_222F5_3s.txt
05/07/2009 05:11:47|Milkyway@home|Started download of file stars222F5
05/07/2009 05:11:50|Milkyway@home|Finished download of file parameter_222F5_3s.txt
05/07/2009 05:11:50|Milkyway@home|Throughput 9845 bytes/sec
05/07/2009 05:11:50|Milkyway@home|Started download of file ps_sgr_222F5_3s_hiw_search_parameters_11674371_1246766915
05/07/2009 05:11:51|Milkyway@home|Finished download of file ps_sgr_222F5_3s_hiw_search_parameters_11674371_1246766915
05/07/2009 05:11:51|Milkyway@home|Throughput 1086 bytes/sec
05/07/2009 05:12:16|Milkyway@home|Finished download of file stars222F5
05/07/2009 05:12:16|Milkyway@home|Throughput 112883 bytes/sec


05/07/2009 05:12:18|Milkyway@home|Process creation failed: A device attached to the system is not functioning. (0x1f)
05/07/2009 05:12:18|Milkyway@home|Process creation failed: A device attached to the system is not functioning. (0x1f)
05/07/2009 05:12:19|Milkyway@home|Process creation failed: A device attached to the system is not functioning. (0x1f)
05/07/2009 05:12:19|Milkyway@home|Process creation failed: A device attached to the system is not functioning. (0x1f)
05/07/2009 05:12:19|Milkyway@home|Process creation failed: A device attached to the system is not functioning. (0x1f)
05/07/2009 05:12:20|Milkyway@home|Unrecoverable error for result ps_sgr_222F5_3s_hiw_11674371_1246766915_0 (CreateProcess() failed - A device attached to the system is not functioning. (0x1f))
05/07/2009 05:12:20|Milkyway@home|Deferring scheduler requests for 1 minutes and 0 seconds
05/07/2009 05:12:20||Rescheduling CPU: start failed
05/07/2009 05:12:20|Milkyway@home|Computation for task ps_sgr_222F5_3s_hiw_11674371_1246766915_0 finished

05/07/2009 05:13:18|Milkyway@home|Sending scheduler request to http://milkyway.rpi.edu/cgi/cgi
05/07/2009 05:13:18|Milkyway@home|Reason: To fetch work
05/07/2009 05:13:18|Milkyway@home|Requesting 43200 seconds of new work, and reporting 1 completed tasks
05/07/2009 05:13:23|Milkyway@home|Scheduler request succeeded
05/07/2009 05:13:23|Milkyway@home|Message from server: No work sent
05/07/2009 05:13:23|Milkyway@home|Message from server: (reached daily quota of 1 results)
05/07/2009 05:13:23|Milkyway@home|Message from server: (Project has no jobs available)
05/07/2009 05:13:23|Milkyway@home|No work from project
05/07/2009 05:14:41||Rescheduling CPU: application exited

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Message 27448 - Posted: 10 Jul 2009, 7:56:02 UTC - in response to Message 27093.  

Having searched for the same message on other BOINC projects, I think I may be getting this because it is a Windows ME machine.

"This probably has something to do with an API function recently introduced into your code, which unfortunately is not supported under Win98..."
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Message 27467 - Posted: 10 Jul 2009, 19:58:48 UTC

I suspect the 'Applictions' page at http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/apps.php should say something like "XP or later" instead of "Microsoft Windows (98 or later) running on an Intel x86-compatible CPU 0.19" but I don't really know.


I wonder if anyone reads these Q&As or is it just me, talking to myself?
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Message 27492 - Posted: 11 Jul 2009, 1:42:20 UTC - in response to Message 27467.  

I suspect the 'Applictions' page at http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/apps.php should say something like "XP or later" instead of "Microsoft Windows (98 or later) running on an Intel x86-compatible CPU 0.19" but I don't really know.


I wonder if anyone reads these Q&As or is it just me, talking to myself?

Not many read these at MW, try the regular message boards/Number Crunching.

ME is after 98 so it should run MW. Are you using an optimized app? Have you restarted your pc?
Doesn't expecting the unexpected make the unexpected the expected?
If it makes sense, DON'T do it.
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Message 27502 - Posted: 11 Jul 2009, 9:52:52 UTC - in response to Message 27492.  

ME is after 98 so it should run MW. Are you using an optimized app? Have you restarted your pc?
I am using whatever version is downloaded automatically. My PC has been restarted many times since this problem started.

I have just detached and re-attached. I'll see what that does...
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Message 27512 - Posted: 11 Jul 2009, 14:34:36 UTC - in response to Message 27093.  


05/07/2009 05:13:23|Milkyway@home|Message from server: No work sent
05/07/2009 05:13:23|Milkyway@home|Message from server: (reached daily quota of 1 results)
05/07/2009 05:13:23|Milkyway@home|Message from server: (Project has no jobs available)
05/07/2009 05:13:23|Milkyway@home|No work from project
05/07/2009 05:14:41||Rescheduling CPU: application exited


Thinking about this more. For some reason you have a limit of one wu/day on your computer, it should be 5000. I would send a message to Dave P. or Travis (not sure if they are "in"), might try Blurf, he may be able to contact them. There is also plenty of work, that message must be a response to hitting your quota.

Has this happened to any other wus? Could be a fluke.
Doesn't expecting the unexpected make the unexpected the expected?
If it makes sense, DON'T do it.
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Message 27527 - Posted: 11 Jul 2009, 17:42:16 UTC - in response to Message 27512.  

Has this happened to any other wus? Could be a fluke.
Every work unit since about January.
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Message 27531 - Posted: 11 Jul 2009, 19:13:50 UTC

It seems that it isn't recognizing something on your computer. Does detatching delete the old files? If not then try resetting MW.

I would recommend the optimized app anyways: http://zslip.com/milkyway.htm Much faster.
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Message 27571 - Posted: 12 Jul 2009, 10:11:53 UTC - in response to Message 27531.  
Last modified: 12 Jul 2009, 10:12:26 UTC

Does detatching delete the old files? If not then try resetting MW.


No difference:

11/07/2009 10:45:34|Milkyway@home|Resetting project
11/07/2009 10:45:50|Milkyway@home|Sending scheduler request to http://milkyway.rpi.edu/cgi/cgi
11/07/2009 10:45:50|Milkyway@home|Reason: Requested by user
11/07/2009 10:45:50|Milkyway@home|Requesting 43200 seconds of new work
11/07/2009 10:45:55|Milkyway@home|Scheduler request succeeded
11/07/2009 10:45:55|Milkyway@home|Message from server: No work sent
11/07/2009 10:45:55|Milkyway@home|Message from server: (reached daily quota of 1 results)
11/07/2009 10:45:55|Milkyway@home|Message from server: (Project has no jobs available)

11/07/2009 10:49:28|Milkyway@home|Resetting project
11/07/2009 10:49:28|Milkyway@home|Detaching from project

11/07/2009 10:50:53||Attaching to http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/
11/07/2009 10:50:55|http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/|Scheduler list download succeeded
11/07/2009 10:50:55|http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/|Sending scheduler request to http://milkyway.rpi.edu/cgi/cgi
11/07/2009 10:50:55|http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/|Reason: Requested by user
11/07/2009 10:50:55|http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/|Requesting 43200 seconds of new work
11/07/2009 10:50:59|http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/|Scheduler request succeeded
11/07/2009 10:50:59|Milkyway@home|Message from server: No work sent
11/07/2009 10:50:59|Milkyway@home|Message from server: (reached daily quota of 1 results)
11/07/2009 10:50:59|Milkyway@home|Message from server: (Project has no jobs available)
11/07/2009 10:50:59|Milkyway@home|Successfully attached to Milkyway@home
11/07/2009 10:51:42|Milkyway@home|Sending scheduler request to http://milkyway.rpi.edu/cgi/cgi
11/07/2009 10:51:42|Milkyway@home|Reason: Requested by user
11/07/2009 10:51:42|Milkyway@home|Requesting 43200 seconds of new work
11/07/2009 10:51:47|Milkyway@home|Scheduler request succeeded
11/07/2009 10:51:47|Milkyway@home|Message from server: Not sending work - last request too recent: 44 sec

11/07/2009 10:52:29|Milkyway@home|Already attached
11/07/2009 10:52:53|Milkyway@home|Sending scheduler request to http://milkyway.rpi.edu/cgi/cgi
11/07/2009 10:52:53|Milkyway@home|Reason: To fetch work
11/07/2009 10:52:53|Milkyway@home|Requesting 43200 seconds of new work
11/07/2009 10:53:04|Milkyway@home|Scheduler request succeeded
11/07/2009 10:53:04|Milkyway@home|Message from server: No work sent
11/07/2009 10:53:04|Milkyway@home|Message from server: (reached daily quota of 1 results)
11/07/2009 10:53:04|Milkyway@home|Message from server: (Project has no jobs available)
11/07/2009 10:53:04|Milkyway@home|No work from project

12/07/2009 05:51:55|Milkyway@home|Sending scheduler request to http://milkyway.rpi.edu/cgi/cgi
12/07/2009 05:51:55|Milkyway@home|Reason: To fetch work
12/07/2009 05:51:55|Milkyway@home|Requesting 43200 seconds of new work
12/07/2009 05:52:00|Milkyway@home|Scheduler request succeeded
12/07/2009 05:52:03|Milkyway@home|Started download of file milkyway_0.19_windows_intelx86.exe
12/07/2009 05:52:03|Milkyway@home|Started download of file parameter_212F5_2s.txt
12/07/2009 05:52:06|Milkyway@home|Finished download of file parameter_212F5_2s.txt
12/07/2009 05:52:06|Milkyway@home|Throughput 7249 bytes/sec
12/07/2009 05:52:06|Milkyway@home|Started download of file stars212F5
12/07/2009 05:52:13|Milkyway@home|Finished download of file milkyway_0.19_windows_intelx86.exe
12/07/2009 05:52:13|Milkyway@home|Throughput 30499 bytes/sec
12/07/2009 05:52:13|Milkyway@home|Started download of file ps_sgr_212F5_2s_hiw_search_parameters_16891112_1247374001
12/07/2009 05:52:14|Milkyway@home|Finished download of file ps_sgr_212F5_2s_hiw_search_parameters_16891112_1247374001
12/07/2009 05:52:14|Milkyway@home|Throughput 1360 bytes/sec
12/07/2009 05:52:31|Milkyway@home|Finished download of file stars212F5
12/07/2009 05:52:31|Milkyway@home|Throughput 92364 bytes/sec

12/07/2009 05:52:32|Milkyway@home|Process creation failed: A device attached to the system is not functioning. (0x1f)
12/07/2009 05:52:33|Milkyway@home|Process creation failed: A device attached to the system is not functioning. (0x1f)
12/07/2009 05:52:33|Milkyway@home|Process creation failed: A device attached to the system is not functioning. (0x1f)
12/07/2009 05:52:33|Milkyway@home|Process creation failed: A device attached to the system is not functioning. (0x1f)
12/07/2009 05:52:33|Milkyway@home|Process creation failed: A device attached to the system is not functioning. (0x1f)
12/07/2009 05:52:33|Milkyway@home|Unrecoverable error for result ps_sgr_212F5_2s_hiw_16891112_1247374001_1 (CreateProcess() failed - A device attached to the system is not functioning. (0x1f))
12/07/2009 05:52:33|Milkyway@home|Deferring scheduler requests for 1 minutes and 0 seconds
12/07/2009 05:52:33||Rescheduling CPU: start failed
12/07/2009 05:52:33|Milkyway@home|Computation for task ps_sgr_212F5_2s_hiw_16891112_1247374001_1 finished
12/07/2009 05:52:33|Leiden Classical|Resuming task wu_80398718_1245057971_41860_0 using trajtou-cu111 version 540
12/07/2009 05:53:34|Milkyway@home|Sending scheduler request to http://milkyway.rpi.edu/cgi/cgi
12/07/2009 05:53:34|Milkyway@home|Reason: To fetch work
12/07/2009 05:53:34|Milkyway@home|Requesting 43200 seconds of new work, and reporting 1 completed tasks
12/07/2009 05:53:40|Milkyway@home|Scheduler request succeeded
12/07/2009 05:53:40|Milkyway@home|Message from server: No work sent
12/07/2009 05:53:40|Milkyway@home|Message from server: (reached daily quota of 1 results)
12/07/2009 05:53:40|Milkyway@home|Message from server: (Project has no jobs available)
12/07/2009 05:53:40|Milkyway@home|No work from project

I would recommend the optimized app anyways: http://zslip.com/milkyway.htm Much faster.


I shall try that next...
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Message 27645 - Posted: 13 Jul 2009, 6:50:28 UTC - in response to Message 27531.  
Last modified: 13 Jul 2009, 6:50:54 UTC

I would recommend the optimized app anyways: http://zslip.com/milkyway.htm Much faster.

So I'll need to find out which version to use (v0.16 or v0.19), then whether it's SSE, SSE 2, SSE 3, SSSE 3, SSE 4.1, SSE 4.2 or x87. Then how to install it.

I can't be bothered.

I'll just detach from the project.

It'd be a lot easier if one could just attach to this project in the ame way as other projects.
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Message 27678 - Posted: 13 Jul 2009, 12:08:28 UTC - in response to Message 27645.  

I would recommend the optimized app anyways: http://zslip.com/milkyway.htm Much faster.

So I'll need to find out which version to use (v0.16 or v0.19), then whether it's SSE, SSE 2, SSE 3, SSSE 3, SSE 4.1, SSE 4.2 or x87. Then how to install it.

I can't be bothered.

I'll just detach from the project.

It'd be a lot easier if one could just attach to this project in the ame way as other projects.


Well .19, and with a P4 most likely SSE2 is the best you can use. Installing; turn Bonic off. Delete the old app files in the MW folder and add the new ones.
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