[RC5] Partial work saved during time limit shutdown?

Bruce Wilson bwilson at distributed.net
Sat Jan 25 17:06:08 EST 2003


It could still be classified as a bug.  Anything which is unclear or
surprising to the user is a bug, whether it is predictable to a
programmer or not.

(Actually, all program behavior should be predictable to a programmer,
if only he would look at those particular lines of code in the right
way.)

Please feel free to submit it as a possible bug.  If nothing else, it
may be a bug in the documentation that it doesn't explain what
behavior to expect.
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Bruce Wilson <bwilson at distributed.net>
PGP KeyID: 5430B995, http://www.toomuchblue.com/ 

"I want to move to Theory. Everything works in Theory."
    --John Cash, id Software

| -----Original Message-----
| From: owner-rc5 at lists.distributed.net 
| [mailto:owner-rc5 at lists.distributed.net] On Behalf Of O.Mico
| Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2003 15:59
| To: rc5 at lists.distributed.net
| Subject: RE : [RC5] Partial work saved during time limit shutdown?
| 
| 
| It is not a bug ! Packets remain in memory so when the client close
| itself blocks being proecessed are not saved it's clear and
logical...
| 
| > -----Original Message-----
| > From: owner-rc5 at lists.distributed.net 
| > [mailto:owner-rc5 at lists.distributed.net] On Behalf Of SvR Marty
| > Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2003 7:16 PM
| > To: rc5 at lists.distributed.net
| > Subject: Re: [RC5] Partial work saved during time limit shutdown?
| > 
| > 
| > search or submit a bug for this
| > 
| > bugs.distributed.net
| > 
| > 
| > ----- Original Message ----- 
| > From: "Michael Pelletier" <mvpel at nortelnetworks.com>
| > To: <rc5 at lists.distributed.net>
| > Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2003 7:03 PM
| > Subject: [RC5] Partial work saved during time limit shutdown?
| > 
| > 
| > > I'm running v2.9001-477-CTR-02111721 for Solaris, and will 
| > > ocassionally set up a few machines for an overnight run 
| > with an 8 hour 
| > > time limit.
| > > 
| > > I set the remote-buffer configuration as follows:
| > > 
| > > [buffers]
| > > buffer-only-in-memory=yes 
| > alternate-buffer-directory=/my/homedir/dnetc
| > > frequent-threshold-checks=4
| > > 
| > > [misc]
| > > project-priority=OGR,RC5-72
| > > run-time-limit=8:00
| > > 
| > > [rc5-72]
| > > fetch-workunit-threshold=1
| > > 
| > > [ogr]
| > > fetch-workunit-threshold=1
| > > 
| > > ========= Now, what seemed to happen is that the last two 
| > packets from 
| > > RC5-72 were loaded (I don't fetch those buffers) in the 6 
| > CPU system, 
| > > then 6 OGR packets were loaded, and crunching commenced - 
| > but when the 
| > > time limit was up, the RC5 packets were not returned to 
| > buff-in.rc5, 
| > > and as far as I can tell, the last 6 were not either:
| > > 
| > > [Jan 23 07:50:11 UTC] OGR: Transferred 1 packet (71.17 
| > stats units) to 
| > > file. [Jan 23 09:08:06 UTC] Shutdown - reached time limit.
| > > [Jan 23 09:08:06 UTC] OGR: Saved 25/4-6-8-17-2-3 (33.42 
| Gnodes done)
| > >                       0.03:08:00.18 - [2,962,841 nodes/s]
| > > [Jan 23 09:08:06 UTC] OGR: Saved 25/7-2-3-8-32-15 (50.95 
| > Gnodes done)
| > >                       0.04:44:24.08 - [2,986,229 nodes/s]
| > > [Jan 23 09:08:06 UTC] OGR: Saved 25/4-6-8-26-19-3 (35.70 
| > Gnodes done)
| > >                       0.03:17:51.98 - [3,007,334 nodes/s]
| > > [Jan 23 09:08:06 UTC] OGR: Saved 25/4-6-8-17-2-26 (34.28 
| > Gnodes done)
| > >                       0.03:12:25.53 - [2,969,979 nodes/s]
| > > [Jan 23 09:08:06 UTC] OGR: Saved 25/4-6-8-16-31-2 (25.15 
| > Gnodes done)
| > >                       0.02:20:34.65 - [2,982,283 nodes/s]
| > > [Jan 23 09:08:06 UTC] OGR: Saved 25/4-6-8-16-35-1 (26.35 
| > Gnodes done)
| > >                       0.02:27:44.26 - [2,973,160 nodes/s]
| > > [Jan 23 09:08:06 UTC] OGR: Summary: 10 packets (306.26 
| stats units)
| > >                       0.08:00:03.89 - [10.63 Mnodes/s]
| > > [Jan 23 09:08:06 UTC] OGR: 0 packets are in (memory-in)
| > > [Jan 23 09:08:06 UTC] OGR: 0 packets are in (memory-out)
| > > [Jan 23 09:08:06 UTC] *Break* Shutting down...
| > > 
| > > It says it "saved" the packets, but where?  Is there some 
| different 
| > > configuration I need to use for this approach?
| > > 
| > > -Michael Pelletier.
| > > 
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