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Message 40837 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 12:58:57 UTC

When I look at the pending tasks in my profile I notice one attributed to my Windows-BOINC supposedly 'belonging' to the FAMOUS-application and 'deadlining' later this month. However, that one is nowhere to be found in my BOINC-manager, so naturally, it shows no trickles either and will exceed the deadline with no response. Can't abort, restart, or do anything with a WU I don't have.
Anyone who can shed any light on how this task managed to sneak into my profile and if anything can be done about it?
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Message 40838 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 14:44:28 UTC

These 'phantom' tasks appear from time to time, particularly when the server is under heavy load. Seems like a BOINC bug to me, but the alternative of implementing a reliable handshaking protocol is generally thought to be worse in practice.

There's nothing that can be done at your end.

PS There's also a 'Show all tasks | Show active tasks' button in BOINC Manager. That sometimes makes people think that tasks have disappeared when in fact the tasks have been downloaded OK.
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