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Message 2296 - Posted: 31 Aug 2004, 8:50:30 UTC

At the installation of CPDN I needed to install the Boinc client a second time. Now I`ve got in my Status Pages two WU marked as \"progressing\" but only the last WU really does something. The deadline for the WU is the Jul 2005. Is the first downloaded WU now blocked by my account until Jul 2005 and will not be send to another user? In my opinion it would be helpfull to mark a no longer used workunit in the user status page. So the WU can be send to a new User. Or/And if no \"trickling information\" will be reported from a WU, the Unit will be send a to new client.
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Message 4095 - Posted: 14 Sep 2004, 10:28:03 UTC
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And on a not totally unrelated subject, it would be nice to be able to 'retire' PCs. I retired a celeron 1100 in favour of a 3GHz P4 last week, but it won't let me merge it as I have no other PC with the same name, and it won't let me delete it (Error: existing results) because it did return some trickles, during alpha and beta testing. Also I reformatted a linux box the other day and put XP on it but it won't allow me to delete (Error: existing [linux] results) the old version of that either. Topics that need to be addressed some time.
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Message 4153 - Posted: 15 Sep 2004, 15:01:47 UTC - in response to Message 4095.  

> And on a not totally unrelated subject, it would be nice to be able to
> 'retire' PCs. I retired a celeron 1100 in favour of a 3GHz P4 last week, but
> it won't let me merge it as I have no other PC with the same name, and it
> won't let me delete it (Error: existing results) because it did return some
> trickles, during alpha and beta testing. Also I reformatted a linux box the
> other day and put XP on it but it won't allow me to delete (Error: existing
> [linux] results) the old version of that either. Topics that need to be
> addressed some time.

Ditto. The box I want to delete is 19182 and it only has error'd w/u associated with it while trying to run BOINC 4.07 on win 98SE. Can ya'll deleted it and it's associated errored work units?



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Message 4362 - Posted: 19 Sep 2004, 21:24:31 UTC - in response to Message 4153.  
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I'm (we?) still waiting for an answer.... the first question *and* related one are also a problem for me.

Pleeeeeease, an answer! :-)
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Message 4468 - Posted: 22 Sep 2004, 3:54:02 UTC

The database that maintains the state of each result requires that each result have a host attached. So, it will not be possible to delete a host that is no longer active. It should be possible to write code that hides the unwanted host. But I expect that it will not happen soon.

Merging hosts is not based on the name, but on the OS and CPU. It could be important to know what OS/CPU combination crunched a particular WU (even if it crashed). If it crashed, it would be useful for debugging. If it did not crash, that host could be contacted again to attempt to crunch more on that WU. (I know this one has been retired). If the host has been retired, and a backup of the successful WUs have been made, some arrangement could be made to do the extra requested work somehow.
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Message 4638 - Posted: 25 Sep 2004, 13:28:01 UTC - in response to Message 4468.  
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&gt; The database that maintains the state of each result requires that each result
&gt; have a host attached. So, it will not be possible to delete a host that is no
&gt; longer active. It should be possible to write code that hides the unwanted
&gt; host. But I expect that it will not happen soon.

Ok, not urgent but usefull!

And what about deleting WU not needed ? Those lost, those loaded but not exploiteanymore (Computer retired,...). It could be very usefull to allow a delete (or a hide if you prefer like for the computer but don't see why on this point) of the WU not really in action ?

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Message 4666 - Posted: 26 Sep 2004, 2:34:01 UTC - in response to Message 4638.  

&gt; &gt; The database that maintains the state of each result requires that each
&gt; result
&gt; &gt; have a host attached. So, it will not be possible to delete a host that
&gt; is no
&gt; &gt; longer active. It should be possible to write code that hides the
&gt; unwanted
&gt; &gt; host. But I expect that it will not happen soon.
&gt;
&gt; Ok, not urgent but usefull!
&gt;
&gt; And what about deleting WU not needed ? Those lost, those loaded but not
&gt; exploiteanymore (Computer retired,...). It could be very usefull to allow a
&gt; delete (or a hide if you prefer like for the computer but don't see why on
&gt; this point) of the WU not really in action ?
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It would be useful to have a trickle deadline (2 weeks?) that way a machine that was retired or had a HD go bad would only delay the reissue of the result by a couple of weeks instead of a year. The other way is manual, and requires the person to either send an email, or post the WU ID. Automatic is better, as someone will forget to send an email or post here.
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