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Message 7358 - Posted: 7 Jan 2008, 15:14:37 UTC

I got this message on both my active computers:

07.01.2008 15:36:49|BURP|Message from server: (won\'t finish in time) Computer on 10.4% of time, BOINC on 100.0% of that

Obviously, the server calculates the time needed to finish a WU based on computer and BOINC up-time.

As I understand, the short deadlines were set because of the pause/resume-function not yet implemented. The validator/assimilator should not be affected by WU\'s being reported past deadline. So, maybe it would be a good idea to turn off the \"won\'t finish in time\" feature and to send a WU whenever requested.
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Message 7362 - Posted: 7 Jan 2008, 17:18:36 UTC
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It is also a precaution in place to avoid infinite loops. For example some of the workunits out there right now are 3 hours long. If your computer is only on for portions of 2.4hours you will keep loosing that amount of work when shutting it down and will have to start over.

If you think that the measured numbers are incorrect you can manually edit them in the client_state.xml file after having shut down BOINC:
...

0.817678
0.306420
0.971117
0.913536
1189949506.314964

...

Timeskips (the computer clock being changed dramatically in one direction or the other) has been known to cause incorrect up-time measurements in the past.
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Message 7364 - Posted: 7 Jan 2008, 17:46:57 UTC - in response to Message 7362.  

If you think that the measured numbers are incorrect...


I\'m pretty sure they are correct. It\'s just that I was in holiday, so the computer up-time percentages still have to recover.
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