Posts by BarryAZ

1) Message boards : News : Use at your own risk (Message 856)
Posted 1 Aug 2018 by BarryAZ
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I am guessing that now that Collatz is listed again on the GRC network, folks from that network are now flooding over to Collatz causing access problems to resurface here.

Perhaps a regular (and permanent) greylisting of Collatz over there would be good for 'regular' users here.
2) Message boards : News : Use at your own risk (Message 855)
Posted 1 Aug 2018 by BarryAZ
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Perhaps getting back in that network explains the spotty access problems I am seeing this morning -- upload server seems 'twitchy' at the moment.
3) Message boards : News : Use at your own risk (Message 718)
Posted 10 Jul 2018 by BarryAZ
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At this point it would seem we are sifting thru tea leaves
4) Message boards : News : Use at your own risk (Message 686)
Posted 7 Jul 2018 by BarryAZ
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Jon (Slicker) who is the one person shop running this project, has indicated he is working on some changes to filter out the hacker while taking care of the rest of us.

I just tried a test workunit (I did a full detach and install of Collatz) and completed a new work unit.

Sadly the same validation error.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Validation error (Message 685)
Posted 7 Jul 2018 by BarryAZ
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Mikey, it seems some folks are rather 'output' focused about things and very sensitive to push back.

Seems a tad partisan to me <smile>
6) Message boards : News : Use at your own risk (Message 675)
Posted 7 Jul 2018 by BarryAZ
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While those of us who have paid attention here are aware of the problem John (Slicker) and the project have encountered due to a nefarious hacker, at this point we lack any sense of the status of John's repair/recovery efforts.

For me I simply check in here to see if there are any updates. I have left Collatz processing in suspend mode as I don't know if my workstation work units if completed, will ever get validated.

I am hopeful that, at the very least, we will get some status update over the weekend.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Validation Pending? (Message 666)
Posted 7 Jul 2018 by BarryAZ
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mikey -- that's why I shifted over to GPUGrid, Primegrid, MilkyWay and Moo two+ days ago.

I don't know if we'll see credits for the invalids but by shifting, instead of 3500, I have 650 invalids.

My daily credit rate is about 2/3 of yours
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Validation Pending? (Message 652)
Posted 6 Jul 2018 by BarryAZ
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Perhaps if you peruse the news posts you will be enlightened as to what is going wrong.
9) Message boards : News : Use at your own risk (Message 644)
Posted 6 Jul 2018 by BarryAZ
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At this point it does not matter, until John can craft revised code to deal with the hacker crap, no work is going to be validated.

Perhaps he'll be able to work through this over the weekend.
10) Message boards : News : Use at your own risk (Message 630)
Posted 5 Jul 2018 by BarryAZ
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Have you read this entire thread?

Slicker (John) is aware of the problem -- which is a function of some outside miscreant trying to play games.
11) Message boards : News : Use at your own risk (Message 625)
Posted 5 Jul 2018 by BarryAZ
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Slicker, so I have since sent a couple of completed work units in -- one last night, two this morning and they still go invalid result - from three different computers.

I figure to keep Collatz in suspend mode until this is resolved. In an ideal world, you could find a way to validate all those legit work units which have been invalidated.

In any event, for now, Milkyway, Moo, and GPUGrid are providing the work units for my GPU's.
12) Message boards : News : Use at your own risk (Message 616)
Posted 5 Jul 2018 by BarryAZ
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Indeed -- including new workunits -- An hour ago I did a test reset and then turned Collatz back on.

The workunit completed was treated as invalid.

So I am reverting to suspending Collatz for now pending updates to the process.

I have only lost about 15 million credits since I suspended yesterday and shifted to GPUGrid, Milkyway and Moo as my backups.
13) Message boards : News : Use at your own risk (Message 614)
Posted 5 Jul 2018 by BarryAZ
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So I have 424 work units declared invalid. The validator appears to be back on ...

I just uploaded a completed unit and it too was declared invalid.
14) Message boards : News : Use at your own risk (Message 609)
Posted 5 Jul 2018 by BarryAZ
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I know he will do his best but 'back correcting' rejected work units might be a 'bridge too far'.
15) Message boards : News : Use at your own risk (Message 607)
Posted 5 Jul 2018 by BarryAZ
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Yup -- same here -- I doubt they will be corrected for credit as well.

Sort of makes me happy I went on suspect mode for processing until this gets resolved.
16) Message boards : News : Use at your own risk (Message 603)
Posted 5 Jul 2018 by BarryAZ
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AH -- thanks for the update
17) Message boards : News : Use at your own risk (Message 596)
Posted 4 Jul 2018 by BarryAZ
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Right -- that's my guess as well -- I restarted my Moo and GPUGrid streams in the interim.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Validation Pending? (Message 595)
Posted 4 Jul 2018 by BarryAZ
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Strange indeed -- I figure until

1) Slicker becomes aware of the issue (it is a holiday after all)

and

2) Until he does a reboot of the server (ideally that would be all that is needed).

We will be in 'freeze mode'.

At this point GPUGrid and Moo are picking up some of the slack for me.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Validation Pending? (Message 593)
Posted 4 Jul 2018 by BarryAZ
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Units would be validated automatically if the validator was online. It went offline 24 hours ago.

I've reported this via a private message to Slicker -- reported it last night. He may not be at home to receive or act on it as I have not received a reply.

Server status
Program Host Status
Download server boinc.thesonntags.com Running
Upload server boinc.thesonntags.com Running
Scheduler ubuntu16 Running
feeder ubuntu16 Running
transitioner ubuntu16 Running
file_deleter ubuntu16 Running
collatz_sieve_work_generator (collatz_sieve) ubuntu16 Running
collatz_sieve_validator (collatz_sieve) ubuntu16 Not Running*****
collatz_sieve_assimilator (collatz_sieve) ubuntu16 Not Running*****
db_purge ubuntu16 Running

As you can see (and as I reported via private message to Slicker yesterday), neither the validator nor the assimilator are running -- they have not been running since about mid day on Tuesday. Perhaps a simple reboot of the unbuntu 16 host will resolve the matter -- but I suspect that entails an onsite intervention.

As a result, workunits waiting for validation is growing fairly rapidly -- and it clearly affects any work being done.

Computing status
Work
Tasks ready to send 796
Tasks in progress 150604
****Workunits waiting for validation 50886*****
Workunits waiting for assimilation 15
Workunits waiting for file deletion 0
Tasks waiting for file deletion 0
Transitioner backlog (hours) 0.00
20) Message boards : News : Use at your own risk (Message 588)
Posted 4 Jul 2018 by BarryAZ
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Slicker, it would seem that a server reboot might be needed to restart the validator and the assimilator

Both of them display a status of not running and have been in that state for 12 hours or so.

Tasks ready to send 770
Tasks in progress 150977
Workunits waiting for validation 44650
Workunits waiting for assimilation 16


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