- I have a result that the BOINC Manager reports as
being "Ready to Report." What does that mean?
- My Linux Agent keeps writing "Deferring
communication with project for W days, X hours, Y minutes, and Z
seconds". What does this mean and how do I get it to connect
I have a result that
the BOINC Manager reports as being "Ready to Report."
What does that mean?
The BOINC client returns a completed
work unit to the server in a two-step process. The first step is
the uploading of the calculated data (called the result file). The
second step is for the BOINC client to contact the server and
report that the work unit is complete and to provide additional
information, including how long it took to process the work unit.
The BOINC Manager will report a work unit’s status as
'Uploading' as soon as the work unit has completed. Once the file
has been uploaded, then the BOINC Manager will report the work
unit as 'Ready to Report'. More information about work unit status
messages can be found at: http://boinc-doc.net/boinc-wiki/index.php?title=Work_Tab#Status_Column
My Linux Agent keeps
writing "Deferring communication with project for W days, X
hours, Y minutes, and Z seconds". What does this mean and how
do I get it to connect now?
This message appears when the agent has
experienced a problem connecting to the server. This could be
because of some problem on your local computer or because World
Community Grid's servers are temporarily unavailable due to
maintenance or updates.
Agents delay their attempt to reconnect because during the time
that the servers are unavailable, more and more computers will be
wanting to connect to the servers. Once the servers became
available they could become overwhelmed if all of the agents
attempt to contact them at once. This mechanism reduces the
chances of the servers being overwhelmed.
You can force your Linux agent to contact the servers immediately
by using the "Update Project feature of the BOINC client. If
you are using the command line client, then do the following
- Stop the BOINC client. You can do this by running the
- Next change to the directory where you installed boinc. For
many users this will be /home/username/BOINC where username is
the name that you use to login into the Linux computer.
- Next start the boinc client with the following command:
If you are using the BOINC manager, then you can cause the client
to immediately connect to the server by going to the projects tab,
selecting 'World Community Grid' and then click on the 'Update'