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Message 125791 - Posted: 31 Jan 2019 | 19:02:49 UTC
Last modified: 31 Jan 2019 | 19:09:10 UTC

Hi all. After a looooong hiatus I'm getting back into PG, and noticed multithreading is now a thing. My 2018 MacBook Pro has eight cores, and I wanted to see them shred through SoB tasks. After plenty of experimentation, I haven't gotten anything to work. The result is always one task = one core.

Here is my config file, located at ~/Library/Application Support/BOINC Data/projects/www.primegrid.com/app_config.xml:

<app_config> <app> <name>llrSOB</name> <fraction_done_exact/> <max_concurrent>1</max_concurrent> </app> <app_version> <app_name>llrSOB</app_name> <cmdline>-t 4</cmdline> <avg_ncpus>4</avg_ncpus> <max_ncpus>4</max_ncpus> </app_version> </app_config>


BOINC is configured to read off web preferences from PG. It is configured to use at most 8 microprocessors.

With that in place, I explicitly request to read from config files, then quit and restart the app. I kill my existing CPU tasks and fetch new work, making sure to have only two WUs ready in the end. When BOINC starts crunching numbers, I look at OS X's Activity Monitor. I see only two processes called primegrid_llr running, each using 100% CPU and one thread.

Any thoughts about what I'm missing?

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Message 125808 - Posted: 31 Jan 2019 | 21:47:39 UTC

Here's what my app_config.xml file says and it was working on a mac. I don't have access to the mac at the moment to tell you what folder I was using.

<app>
<name>llrSOB</name>
<max_concurrent>1</max_concurrent>
<fraction_done_exact/>
</app>

<app_version>
<app_name>llrSOB</app_name>
<cmdline>-t 4</cmdline>
<avg_ncpus>4</avg_ncpus>
</app_version>

You did say you did a Read Config files from boinc right? You shouldn't even need to restart boinc. Also, I have my use cpus set to 50% but set to use them 100% of the time.

Did you look at the event log to confirm it read in the app_config settings. And you are not using the cc_config file right?

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Message 125815 - Posted: 31 Jan 2019 | 22:40:11 UTC - in response to Message 125791.

Hi all. After a looooong hiatus I'm getting back into PG, and noticed multithreading is now a thing. My 2018 MacBook Pro has eight cores, and I wanted to see them shred through SoB tasks. After plenty of experimentation, I haven't gotten anything to work. The result is always one task = one core.

Here is my config file, located at ~/Library/Application Support/BOINC Data/projects/www.primegrid.com/app_config.xml:

<app_config> <app> <name>llrSOB</name> <fraction_done_exact/> <max_concurrent>1</max_concurrent> </app> <app_version> <app_name>llrSOB</app_name> <cmdline>-t 4</cmdline> <avg_ncpus>4</avg_ncpus> <max_ncpus>4</max_ncpus> </app_version> </app_config>


BOINC is configured to read off web preferences from PG. It is configured to use at most 8 microprocessors.

With that in place, I explicitly request to read from config files, then quit and restart the app. I kill my existing CPU tasks and fetch new work, making sure to have only two WUs ready in the end. When BOINC starts crunching numbers, I look at OS X's Activity Monitor. I see only two processes called primegrid_llr running, each using 100% CPU and one thread.

Any thoughts about what I'm missing?


100% CPU is usually all 4 cores maxed out. In BOINC under tasks does it show it using X number of CPUs under the tasks status? It should say in parentheses (4 CPUs)

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Message 125819 - Posted: 31 Jan 2019 | 23:04:36 UTC - in response to Message 125815.

Hi all. After a looooong hiatus I'm getting back into PG, and noticed multithreading is now a thing. My 2018 MacBook Pro has eight cores, and I wanted to see them shred through SoB tasks. After plenty of experimentation, I haven't gotten anything to work. The result is always one task = one core.

Here is my config file, located at ~/Library/Application Support/BOINC Data/projects/www.primegrid.com/app_config.xml:

<app_config> <app> <name>llrSOB</name> <fraction_done_exact/> <max_concurrent>1</max_concurrent> </app> <app_version> <app_name>llrSOB</app_name> <cmdline>-t 4</cmdline> <avg_ncpus>4</avg_ncpus> <max_ncpus>4</max_ncpus> </app_version> </app_config>


BOINC is configured to read off web preferences from PG. It is configured to use at most 8 microprocessors.

With that in place, I explicitly request to read from config files, then quit and restart the app. I kill my existing CPU tasks and fetch new work, making sure to have only two WUs ready in the end. When BOINC starts crunching numbers, I look at OS X's Activity Monitor. I see only two processes called primegrid_llr running, each using 100% CPU and one thread.

Any thoughts about what I'm missing?


100% CPU is usually all 4 cores maxed out. In BOINC under tasks does it show it using X number of CPUs under the tasks status? It should say in parentheses (4 CPUs)


A couple of my pc's don't show the actual number until they get new tasks, if I change the app_config file after suspending the wu's and then saving the file and restarting the tasks it doesn't show the number in parenthesis. BUT it does run using the app_config settings.

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Message 125846 - Posted: 1 Feb 2019 | 1:20:42 UTC - in response to Message 125819.

Hi all. After a looooong hiatus I'm getting back into PG, and noticed multithreading is now a thing. My 2018 MacBook Pro has eight cores, and I wanted to see them shred through SoB tasks. After plenty of experimentation, I haven't gotten anything to work. The result is always one task = one core.

Here is my config file, located at ~/Library/Application Support/BOINC Data/projects/www.primegrid.com/app_config.xml:

<app_config> <app> <name>llrSOB</name> <fraction_done_exact/> <max_concurrent>1</max_concurrent> </app> <app_version> <app_name>llrSOB</app_name> <cmdline>-t 4</cmdline> <avg_ncpus>4</avg_ncpus> <max_ncpus>4</max_ncpus> </app_version> </app_config>


BOINC is configured to read off web preferences from PG. It is configured to use at most 8 microprocessors.

With that in place, I explicitly request to read from config files, then quit and restart the app. I kill my existing CPU tasks and fetch new work, making sure to have only two WUs ready in the end. When BOINC starts crunching numbers, I look at OS X's Activity Monitor. I see only two processes called primegrid_llr running, each using 100% CPU and one thread.

Any thoughts about what I'm missing?


100% CPU is usually all 4 cores maxed out. In BOINC under tasks does it show it using X number of CPUs under the tasks status? It should say in parentheses (4 CPUs)


A couple of my pc's don't show the actual number until they get new tasks, if I change the app_config file after suspending the wu's and then saving the file and restarting the tasks it doesn't show the number in parenthesis. BUT it does run using the app_config settings.


edit I have to click to 'read the config files' before resuming to make it work but it still shows the old numbers despite using the new settings.

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Message 125849 - Posted: 1 Feb 2019 | 1:38:50 UTC - in response to Message 125819.


100% CPU is usually all 4 cores maxed out. In BOINC under tasks does it show it using X number of CPUs under the tasks status? It should say in parentheses (4 CPUs)


A couple of my pc's don't show the actual number until they get new tasks, if I change the app_config file after suspending the wu's and then saving the file and restarting the tasks it doesn't show the number in parenthesis. BUT it does run using the app_config settings.


I have never seen any CPU task have a status of anything more than 'Running'.

To bring up a point Rick made, I'm not entirely clear the log has ever explicitly mentioned reading an app_config file. At best, all I can remember are log items saying BOINC was making an effort to look for 'em.

Looking at the log now after running a 'load config file' operation, I see something odd:
Thu Jan 31 17:33:45 2019 | | Re-reading cc_config.xml


I don't have a cc_config.xml file. And why doesn't it mention the same for app_config.xml?

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Message 125866 - Posted: 1 Feb 2019 | 11:29:15 UTC - in response to Message 125849.


100% CPU is usually all 4 cores maxed out. In BOINC under tasks does it show it using X number of CPUs under the tasks status? It should say in parentheses (4 CPUs)


A couple of my pc's don't show the actual number until they get new tasks, if I change the app_config file after suspending the wu's and then saving the file and restarting the tasks it doesn't show the number in parenthesis. BUT it does run using the app_config settings.


I have never seen any CPU task have a status of anything more than 'Running'.

To bring up a point Rick made, I'm not entirely clear the log has ever explicitly mentioned reading an app_config file. At best, all I can remember are log items saying BOINC was making an effort to look for 'em.

Looking at the log now after running a 'load config file' operation, I see something odd:
Thu Jan 31 17:33:45 2019 | | Re-reading cc_config.xml


I don't have a cc_config.xml file. And why doesn't it mention the same for app_config.xml?


I just clicked to read mine and it said "re-reading cc_config file" also and then after it went thru it it says "found app_config.file"

2/1/2019 6:26:35 AM | | Re-reading cc_config.xml
2/1/2019 6:26:35 AM | | Config: GUI RPC allowed from any host
2/1/2019 6:26:35 AM | | Config: GUI RPCs allowed from:
2/1/2019 6:26:35 AM | | 192.168.0.113
2/1/2019 6:26:35 AM | | familyroom
2/1/2019 6:26:35 AM | | Config: report completed tasks immediately
2/1/2019 6:26:35 AM | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task, sched_op_debug
2/1/2019 6:26:35 AM | PrimeGrid | Found app_config.xml

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Message 125882 - Posted: 1 Feb 2019 | 14:22:03 UTC

I still think with 100% cpu usage on 1 running task it's using all 4 cores...

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Message 125903 - Posted: 1 Feb 2019 | 16:07:32 UTC

I think might have confused one of the files. The one I was thinking was app_info.xml which is a much more stringent configuration file. So if it's looking at that there might be an issue.

I looked at my mac and it has app_config.xml file in the same folder you mentioned.

Are you actually getting 4 tasks and they are running at the same time? Or did you get 1 task but the cpu is running 100% because that's 2 different things and Penguin is correct on his statement. The task does tell you how many "cores" it's using in the name/description of the task.

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Message 125911 - Posted: 1 Feb 2019 | 16:45:00 UTC - in response to Message 125903.

I think might have confused one of the files. The one I was thinking was app_info.xml which is a much more stringent configuration file. So if it's looking at that there might be an issue.

I looked at my mac and it has app_config.xml file in the same folder you mentioned.

Are you actually getting 4 tasks and they are running at the same time? Or did you get 1 task but the cpu is running 100% because that's 2 different things and Penguin is correct on his statement. The task does tell you how many "cores" it's using in the name/description of the task.


I believe I got more than two tasks and culled it down to two. I wouldn't trust BOINC's fetch logic, though. When it comes to multithreading I understand it doesn't make the best judgement calls.

I have never seen CPU tasks read anything longer than just 'Running'. No core count.

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Message 125913 - Posted: 1 Feb 2019 | 16:48:19 UTC - in response to Message 125866.

I just clicked to read mine and it said "re-reading cc_config file" also and then after it went thru it it says "found app_config.file"

2/1/2019 6:26:35 AM | | Re-reading cc_config.xml
2/1/2019 6:26:35 AM | | Config: GUI RPC allowed from any host
2/1/2019 6:26:35 AM | | Config: GUI RPCs allowed from:
2/1/2019 6:26:35 AM | | 192.168.0.113
2/1/2019 6:26:35 AM | | familyroom
2/1/2019 6:26:35 AM | | Config: report completed tasks immediately
2/1/2019 6:26:35 AM | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task, sched_op_debug
2/1/2019 6:26:35 AM | PrimeGrid | Found app_config.xml


Now see, that shows something suspicious is going on. My log:

Fri Feb 1 08:30:46 2019 | PrimeGrid | General prefs: from PrimeGrid (last modified 01-Feb-2019 00:52:56) Fri Feb 1 08:30:46 2019 | PrimeGrid | Host location: none Fri Feb 1 08:30:46 2019 | PrimeGrid | General prefs: using your defaults Fri Feb 1 08:30:46 2019 | | Preferences: Fri Feb 1 08:30:46 2019 | | max memory usage when active: 8192.00 MB Fri Feb 1 08:30:46 2019 | | max memory usage when idle: 14745.60 MB Fri Feb 1 08:30:46 2019 | | max disk usage: 100.00 GB Fri Feb 1 08:30:46 2019 | | suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 40% Fri Feb 1 08:30:46 2019 | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager) Fri Feb 1 08:30:46 2019 | | Resuming GPU computation Fri Feb 1 08:46:49 2019 | | Re-reading cc_config.xml Fri Feb 1 08:46:49 2019 | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task, unparsed_xml

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Message 125915 - Posted: 1 Feb 2019 | 16:53:36 UTC

Here's what I found after reading in my config files from options

Re-reading cc_config.xml
cc_config.xml not found - using defaults
Found app_config.xml

The task itself is saying Running (2 CPUs)

I also have use at most 50% of my cpus and use my cpus 100% of the time. And under activity I have everything check to Run always.

I'm thinking it's not finding your app_config.xml file for some reason.

Not being a mac person I did have an issue a long time ago with the permissions on the app_config.xml file. When starting boinc it would tell me that file was not accessible or something and I had to change permissions on the file (well I had to get someone to help me with that)

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Message 125917 - Posted: 1 Feb 2019 | 17:29:19 UTC - in response to Message 125915.

Here's what I found after reading in my config files from options

Re-reading cc_config.xml
cc_config.xml not found - using defaults
Found app_config.xml

The task itself is saying Running (2 CPUs)

I also have use at most 50% of my cpus and use my cpus 100% of the time. And under activity I have everything check to Run always.

I'm thinking it's not finding your app_config.xml file for some reason.

Not being a mac person I did have an issue a long time ago with the permissions on the app_config.xml file. When starting boinc it would tell me that file was not accessible or something and I had to change permissions on the file (well I had to get someone to help me with that)


A reasonable idea! In Terminal I ran chmod -R 700 ~/Library/Application Support/BOINC\ Data (i.e., fairly liberal permissions on the BOINC directory and any subitems), then attempted to read local config files again within BOINC. No change. :(

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Message 125918 - Posted: 1 Feb 2019 | 17:32:55 UTC

Did you restart Boinc? And one last thing you might try, remove and reinstall with the latest version (you may already have that). I'm pretty much out of ideas now since everything you've told us seems to make sense and should be working.

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Message 126010 - Posted: 2 Feb 2019 | 11:48:18 UTC - in response to Message 125917.

Here's what I found after reading in my config files from options

Re-reading cc_config.xml
cc_config.xml not found - using defaults
Found app_config.xml

The task itself is saying Running (2 CPUs)

I also have use at most 50% of my cpus and use my cpus 100% of the time. And under activity I have everything check to Run always.

I'm thinking it's not finding your app_config.xml file for some reason.

Not being a mac person I did have an issue a long time ago with the permissions on the app_config.xml file. When starting boinc it would tell me that file was not accessible or something and I had to change permissions on the file (well I had to get someone to help me with that)


A reasonable idea! In Terminal I ran chmod -R 700 ~/Library/Application Support/BOINC\ Data (i.e., fairly liberal permissions on the BOINC directory and any subitems), then attempted to read local config files again within BOINC. No change. :(


Then why not delete the file and just start over? In Windows if you don't use a text editor the file won't work at all, Word etc type programs add things that Boinc itself doesn't understand and the file won't run. The other thing the Windows text editor does is try to append a ".txt" onto the end of the app_config.xml file, check yours to be sure it ONLY says app_config.xml and nothing else and that it's in the Boinc/projects/primegrid folder too.

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Message 126012 - Posted: 2 Feb 2019 | 12:38:17 UTC - in response to Message 125791.

Hi all. After a looooong hiatus I'm getting back into PG, and noticed multithreading is now a thing. My 2018 MacBook Pro has eight cores, and I wanted to see them shred through SoB tasks. After plenty of experimentation, I haven't gotten anything to work. The result is always one task = one core.

Here is my config file, located at ~/Library/Application Support/BOINC Data/projects/www.primegrid.com/app_config.xml:

<app_config> <app> <name>llrSOB</name> <fraction_done_exact/> <max_concurrent>1</max_concurrent> </app> <app_version> <app_name>llrSOB</app_name> <cmdline>-t 4</cmdline> <avg_ncpus>4</avg_ncpus> <max_ncpus>4</max_ncpus> </app_version> </app_config>


BOINC is configured to read off web preferences from PG. It is configured to use at most 8 microprocessors.

With that in place, I explicitly request to read from config files, then quit and restart the app. I kill my existing CPU tasks and fetch new work, making sure to have only two WUs ready in the end. When BOINC starts crunching numbers, I look at OS X's Activity Monitor. I see only two processes called primegrid_llr running, each using 100% CPU and one thread.

Any thoughts about what I'm missing?


Won't the line:

<max_concurrent>X</max_concurrent>

only let the sub-project run X tasks at a time? In this case 1.

I know nothing about Apple, but it works that way on my Windows/Intel PC so I thought I would ask. This is used if you want to run multiple sub-projects from the same project concurrently, limiting how many of each sub-project runs at a time.

There is also a tag:

<project_max_concurrent>X</project_max_concurrent>

that will let a Project only run X tasks at a time. You can use it to run multiple projects at a time, limiting how many tasks of each project run concurrently.

Another use could be to download tasks in advance to prevent running out of tasks. For example, you could set this at 4 and leave 'Use CPU cores' set at 100% on a 4 core CPU with HT and have 4 tasks waiting to run, tho not recommended for PG. I do this with Enigma@Home a lot. Set <project_max_concurrent>1</project_max_concurrent> in the app_config.xml and leave my CPUs set to 100% while running the work buffer up so I get the max number of tasks I can before I hit the limit. I can run other projects this way and run Enigma for as long as possible while they have CPU tasks.

Hope some of that helps someone.

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Message 126215 - Posted: 4 Feb 2019 | 17:09:43 UTC - in response to Message 126010.


Then why not delete the file and just start over? In Windows if you don't use a text editor the file won't work at all, Word etc type programs add things that Boinc itself doesn't understand and the file won't run. The other thing the Windows text editor does is try to append a ".txt" onto the end of the app_config.xml file, check yours to be sure it ONLY says app_config.xml and nothing else and that it's in the Boinc/projects/primegrid folder too.


Oh man, the concept of editing XML in Microsoft Word made my eye twitch a little. No, when it comes to this file I've stuck exclusively to the Terminal and vim. They're brutally honest when it comes to file names. I did paste snippets into app_config, so the possibility of invalid line breaks is there, but I would expect some effort to load the file at minimum.

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Message 126241 - Posted: 5 Feb 2019 | 11:53:46 UTC - in response to Message 126215.

[quot]
Then why not delete the file and just start over? In Windows if you don't use a text editor the file won't work at all, Word etc type programs add things that Boinc itself doesn't understand and the file won't run. The other thing the Windows text editor does is try to append a ".txt" onto the end of the app_config.xml file, check yours to be sure it ONLY says app_config.xml and nothing else and that it's in the Boinc/projects/primegrid folder too.


Oh man, the concept of editing XML in Microsoft Word made my eye twitch a little. No, when it comes to this file I've stuck exclusively to the Terminal and vim. They're brutally honest when it comes to file names. I did paste snippets into app_config, so the possibility of invalid line breaks is there, but I would expect some effort to load the file at minimum.[/quote]

I don't know what "vim" is but do know what "Terminal" is but don't know if it's a text editor, Boinc's programming is still based on 32 bit software, which gives you an example of how old it is, and is very particular with most things including not reading anything except text type files. So no it won't even try if we don't give it the right kind of file to look at. The main Boinc programmers are working on a 64 bit version but since all of their funding got cut they are doing it while also working their paying jobs, so it's not a fast process.

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Message 126296 - Posted: 5 Feb 2019 | 16:51:13 UTC - in response to Message 126241.

Ah, sorry: this is vim.

I just quit BOINC and nuked my config file. I started from scratch, typing everything manually, using Rick's file as a template. I reopened BOINC and ran the read config files command. Still no mention of app_config in the logs.

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Message 126303 - Posted: 5 Feb 2019 | 18:13:07 UTC

I use notepad++ for this stuff, (very good tool) or just plain old notepad. Works fine.
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Message 126307 - Posted: 5 Feb 2019 | 18:52:37 UTC - in response to Message 126303.

I use notepad++ for this stuff, (very good tool) or just plain old notepad. Works fine.


same here, notepad works great.

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Message 126320 - Posted: 5 Feb 2019 | 21:52:45 UTC
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Windows default notepad is pretty bad. Usable, but not as your everyday tool.

Notepad++ is good. Some of my coworkers use that.

Personally I use Bred (version 3.0.3U from 2004). It's probably not very known. Small russian developer. Freeware. The text editors are such a personal preference, I won't even try to explain why I like this one. I also use EmEditor for regexp replace tools and a replace across multiple files. That's in the free version, the paid version has some more good features. I also often use HxD for a hex-editing as well as handling very big files, it's surprisingly fast with them compared to others. Open a 2GB file and go to the end of it? Instantly. Edit one byte there and save? Instantly. Other editors would make you wait forever on every step because we're dealing with such a big file.

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Message 126321 - Posted: 5 Feb 2019 | 21:53:26 UTC - in response to Message 126307.

I use notepad++ for this stuff, (very good tool) or just plain old notepad. Works fine.


same here, notepad works great.


Have used vim on Linux, but always seemed a bit of 'black art' more suited to guru's.

Nano or gedit, much safer.
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Message 126323 - Posted: 5 Feb 2019 | 22:03:39 UTC - in response to Message 126320.

Windows default notepad is pretty bad. Usable, but not as your everyday tool.

Notepad++ is good. Some of my coworkers use that.

Personally I use Bred (version 3.0.3U from 2004). It's probably not very known. Small russian developer. Freeware. The text editors are such a personal preference, I won't even try to explain why I like this one. I also use EmEditor for regexp replace tools and a replace across multiple files. That's in the free version, the paid version has some more good features. I also often use HxD for a hex-editing as well as handling very big files, it's surprisingly fast with them compared to others. Open a 2GB file and go to the end of it? Instantly. Edit one byte there and save? Instantly. Other editors would make you wait forever on every step because we're dealing with such a big file.


Few there for me to check out cheers, HxD for a friend of mine who does a lot big files, viewing not editing but load times are important.

Cheers ;)
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Message 126324 - Posted: 5 Feb 2019 | 22:04:57 UTC - in response to Message 126307.

I use notepad++ for this stuff, (very good tool) or just plain old notepad. Works fine.


same here, notepad works great.


Btw, love the new avitar :)
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Message 126331 - Posted: 5 Feb 2019 | 22:35:28 UTC - in response to Message 126296.

I just quit BOINC and nuked my config file. I started from scratch, typing everything manually, using Rick's file as a template. I reopened BOINC and ran the read config files command. Still no mention of app_config in the logs.


My initial thought was that maybe you have your files in the wrong folder. However, from the BOINC Wiki it looks like you're in the right place.
https://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/BOINC_Data_directory

Otherwise your app_config content looks good (the app block isn't entirely necessary).

Commonly, the file isn't read when it is in the right directory because of a typo or an extra extension (ie. .xml.txt or ap_config.xml).
You could try navigating to that folder in Finder and see what that file has for a name when "show all filename extensions" is enabled.
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Message 126542 - Posted: 8 Feb 2019 | 17:37:36 UTC

I finally got this working. Even though there was a BOINC Data directory at ~/Library/Application Support, the true working directory is /Library/Application Support. After moving my app_config there and restarting, my SoB tasks read 'Running (X CPUs)'.

The feeling of crushing one task in 48 hours is magical.

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Message 126909 - Posted: 16 Feb 2019 | 12:58:29 UTC

Hey just a question on this app_config file. Do you guys also use it for all other applications?
iw - SOB,WOO,CUL etc

I'm currently using it for the TdP comp but wasn't sure about it's use on other projects.

thx
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Message 126910 - Posted: 16 Feb 2019 | 13:13:53 UTC - in response to Message 126909.

Hey just a question on this app_config file. Do you guys also use it for all other applications?
iw - SOB,WOO,CUL etc

I'm currently using it for the TdP comp but wasn't sure about it's use on other projects.

thx


You can add blocks into that file for any LLR project and GFN21 to enable multi-threading.
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Message 126911 - Posted: 16 Feb 2019 | 13:32:22 UTC - in response to Message 126910.

Hey just a question on this app_config file. Do you guys also use it for all other applications?
iw - SOB,WOO,CUL etc

I'm currently using it for the TdP comp but wasn't sure about it's use on other projects.

thx


You can add blocks into that file for any LLR project and GFN21 to enable multi-threading.


Note that the <cmdline> tag value for GFN21 is different than it is for LLR apps. It's "-nt 4" rather than "-t 4".
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Message 126976 - Posted: 17 Feb 2019 | 20:24:47 UTC

Thank you!
So would it look something like this -

<app_config>
<app>
<name>llrSOB</name>
<fraction_done_exact/>
<max_concurrent>1</max_concurrent>
</app>
<app_version>
<app_name>llrSOB</app_name>
<cmdline>-t 4</cmdline>
<avg_ncpus>4</avg_ncpus>
<max_ncpus>4</max_ncpus>
</app_version>
</app_config>
<app>
<name>llrWOO</name>
<fraction_done_exact/>
<max_concurrent>1</max_concurrent>
</app>
<app_version>
<app_name>llrWOO</app_name>
<cmdline>-t 4</cmdline>
<avg_ncpus>4</avg_ncpus>
<max_ncpus>4</max_ncpus>
</app_version>
</app_config>

I've never been very good at these app_config files :/
And basically you could just keep adding to that list (ie >llrESP< etc etc? and have one large app_config which would work with all those llr projects?

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Message 126997 - Posted: 17 Feb 2019 | 22:23:48 UTC - in response to Message 126976.
Last modified: 17 Feb 2019 | 22:25:36 UTC

Thank you!
So would it look something like this -

*SNIP*

I've never been very good at these app_config files :/
And basically you could just keep adding to that list (ie >llrESP< etc etc? and have one large app_config which would work with all those llr projects?


EDIT: Lets try posting some content...

Your config file as is will work.
You can keep adding to it for each LLR project and GFN21 with the difference for 21 that Michael posted above.

As a note, the <app> blocks you have are not necessary and the file will work fine without them.
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Message 127015 - Posted: 18 Feb 2019 | 11:20:44 UTC
Last modified: 18 Feb 2019 | 11:21:10 UTC

The superfluous </app_config> in the middle is superfluous.

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Message 127016 - Posted: 18 Feb 2019 | 11:31:32 UTC - in response to Message 126976.

Thank you!
So would it look something like this -

<app_config>
<app>
<name>llrSOB</name>
<fraction_done_exact/>
<max_concurrent>1</max_concurrent>
</app>
<app_version>
<app_name>llrSOB</app_name>
<cmdline>-t 4</cmdline>
<avg_ncpus>4</avg_ncpus>
<max_ncpus>4</max_ncpus>
</app_version>
</app_config>
<app>
<name>llrWOO</name>
<fraction_done_exact/>
<max_concurrent>1</max_concurrent>
</app>
<app_version>
<app_name>llrWOO</app_name>
<cmdline>-t 4</cmdline>
<avg_ncpus>4</avg_ncpus>
<max_ncpus>4</max_ncpus>
</app_version>
</app_config>

I've never been very good at these app_config files :/
And basically you could just keep adding to that list (ie >llrESP< etc etc? and have one large app_config which would work with all those llr projects?


As others have said yes it will work as is and yes you can keep adding in new <app_name> sections until you have them all in there, but until you get each kind of workunit Boinc will give you an error message saying it's not right for that kind of workunit. For instance right now you have SOB and WOO workunits listed, but until you get both of those kinds of workunits Boinc will say something is wrong. It isn't it just thinks something is wrong because it doesn't see that kind of workunit.

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Message 127075 - Posted: 18 Feb 2019 | 23:54:57 UTC - in response to Message 127016.

Ok thank you.

So if I take out the unnecessary app lines, it should look like this?
I just removed them from between the SOB lines and the WOO line.

<app_config>
<app>
<name>llrSOB</name>
<fraction_done_exact/>
<max_concurrent>1</max_concurrent>
</app>
<app_version>
<app_name>llrSOB</app_name>
<cmdline>-t 4</cmdline>
<avg_ncpus>4</avg_ncpus>
<max_ncpus>4</max_ncpus>
</app_version>
<name>llrWOO</name>
<fraction_done_exact/>
<max_concurrent>1</max_concurrent>
</app>
<app_version>
<app_name>llrWOO</app_name>
<cmdline>-t 4</cmdline>
<avg_ncpus>4</avg_ncpus>
<max_ncpus>4</max_ncpus>
</app_version>
</app_config>

I feel ……… annoying for asking but I really struggle with this computer jargon. Building a pc is easy.... understanding this kind of stuff isn't (well for me anyway.)
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Message 127079 - Posted: 19 Feb 2019 | 0:27:42 UTC - in response to Message 127075.

Ok thank you.

So if I take out the unnecessary app lines, it should look like this?
I just removed them from between the SOB lines and the WOO line.

*SNIP*

I feel ……… annoying for asking but I really struggle with this computer jargon. Building a pc is easy.... understanding this kind of stuff isn't (well for me anyway.)



Not quite.

<app_config>

<app_version>
<app_name>llrSOB</app_name>
<cmdline>-t 4</cmdline>
<avg_ncpus>4</avg_ncpus>
<max_ncpus>4</max_ncpus>
</app_version>

<app_version>
<app_name>llrWOO</app_name>
<cmdline>-t 4</cmdline>
<avg_ncpus>4</avg_ncpus>
<max_ncpus>4</max_ncpus>
</app_version>

</app_config>

That's all you need. Then make new <app_version> blocks for each app you can run with multithreading.
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Message 127080 - Posted: 19 Feb 2019 | 1:10:54 UTC - in response to Message 127079.
Last modified: 19 Feb 2019 | 1:12:24 UTC

Oh thank you Keith!

So the space between the 2x </app_version> (separating the 2 projects) will still work?
I always though there couldn't be a space :)

That's great. Thank you for your patience in teaching me the ways of pc code :)(or whatever is the correct terminology)
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Message 127099 - Posted: 19 Feb 2019 | 12:19:50 UTC - in response to Message 127080.

Oh thank you Keith!

So the space between the 2x </app_version> (separating the 2 projects) will still work?
I always though there couldn't be a space :)

That's great. Thank you for your patience in teaching me the ways of pc code :)(or whatever is the correct terminology)


Spaces between sections aren't counted like that, within the coding yes but not between codings. When you put an </app_version> it's telling the coding I'm done with this section go to the next one, and then Boinc moves to the next section which then opens with a <app_version>. YES spaces are very important within sections though so it's best to cut and paste rather than type as typos can be a real pain to find.

The one thing Keith left off is the <max_concurrent>1</max_concurrent> line for each section, but if you put it under the first <app_config> it will cover all the rest of the sections. I have multiple pc's with from 6 cpu cores up to 24 cpu cores, thru hyper-threading, and change that line for each pc. If for instance I told it to run 2 units at once using 8 cpu cores for each unit on a 6 core pc they would never run. You will have to experiment with the settings to find the sweet spot for your pc, I was running a different project and put 6 cpu cores on one workunit, it ran slower than another pc that only had 3 cpu cores on a wu, I changed the first pc to 3 cores per wu and it sped up. I'm guessing too much memory swapping was going on but it's just a guess.

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Message 127176 - Posted: 20 Feb 2019 | 10:01:33 UTC
Last modified: 20 Feb 2019 | 10:02:28 UTC

Hmm... I must have gone wrong somewhere. This is exactly what I put in but the MEGA tasks didn't run across multiple cores.

I'm sure I'll see the mistake. Do the indents make a difference?

<app_config>
<app>
<name>llrPPSE</name>
<fraction_done_exact/>
<report_results_immediately/>
</app>
<app_version>
<app_name>llrPPSE</app_name>
<cmdline>-t 4</cmdline>
<avg_ncpus>4</avg_ncpus>
</app_version>
</app_config>
<app_config>
<app>
<name>llrMEGA</name>
<fraction_done_exact/>
<report_results_immediately/>
</app>
<app_version>
<app_name>llrMEGA</app_name>
<cmdline>-t 4</cmdline>
<avg_ncpus>4</avg_ncpus>
</app_version>
</app_config>
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Message 127180 - Posted: 20 Feb 2019 | 11:14:01 UTC - in response to Message 127176.

Hmm... I must have gone wrong somewhere. This is exactly what I put in but the MEGA tasks didn't run across multiple cores.

I'm sure I'll see the mistake. Do the indents make a difference?

<app_config>
<app>
<name>llrPPSE</name>
<fraction_done_exact/>
<report_results_immediately/>
</app>
<app_version>
<app_name>llrPPSE</app_name>
<cmdline>-t 4</cmdline>
<avg_ncpus>4</avg_ncpus>
</app_version>

<app>
<name>llrMEGA</name>
<fraction_done_exact/>
<report_results_immediately/>
</app>
<app_version>
<app_name>llrMEGA</app_name>
<cmdline>-t 4</cmdline>
<avg_ncpus>4</avg_ncpus>
</app_version>
</app_config>


I took out the middle 2 lines </app_config> and <app_config> because those aren't making any sense, you only have one file so you don't need to close and then reopen the file.

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Message 127196 - Posted: 20 Feb 2019 | 18:45:20 UTC - in response to Message 127180.

Ohhhhh I see!! Sorry, I thought I needed those at the start & end of each subproject to open & close each one off.

Gee...told you I was terrible at understanding code. Bet I can't even use my age as an excuse! (40 yrs old) :D

I'll give that a try. I'll just need some time because I've got to change the config file across all
5 PC's :( Oh...and go to work of course.

Thank you very much Mikey!
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Message 127216 - Posted: 21 Feb 2019 | 5:56:31 UTC - in response to Message 127196.

Ohhhhh I see!! Sorry, I thought I needed those at the start & end of each subproject to open & close each one off.

Gee...told you I was terrible at understanding code. Bet I can't even use my age as an excuse! (40 yrs old) :D

I'll give that a try. I'll just need some time because I've got to change the config file across all
5 PC's :( Oh...and go to work of course.

Thank you very much Mikey!

LOL I've been writing code since the year you were born.

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Message 127221 - Posted: 21 Feb 2019 | 11:39:43 UTC - in response to Message 127216.

Ohhhhh I see!! Sorry, I thought I needed those at the start & end of each subproject to open & close each one off.

Gee...told you I was terrible at understanding code. Bet I can't even use my age as an excuse! (40 yrs old) :D

I'll give that a try. I'll just need some time because I've got to change the config file across all
5 PC's :( Oh...and go to work of course.

Thank you very much Mikey!


LOL I've been writing code since the year you were born.


And why at 66 years old I'm where I am having quit for over 40 years and only using it for Boinc now. A friend forced me to use a text editor to help with his website about 15 years ago, I got it hung up one day for over 2 hours as I looked for a punctuation point in the wrong place!! I switched to a program that would let me see the problems much easier and eventually so did he. But todays coding is MUCH harder than all of that stuff and even harder than using those paper tape rolls waaaay back in the late 60's.

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Message 127222 - Posted: 21 Feb 2019 | 12:05:03 UTC - in response to Message 127221.

Ohhhhh I see!! Sorry, I thought I needed those at the start & end of each subproject to open & close each one off.

Gee...told you I was terrible at understanding code. Bet I can't even use my age as an excuse! (40 yrs old) :D

I'll give that a try. I'll just need some time because I've got to change the config file across all
5 PC's :( Oh...and go to work of course.

Thank you very much Mikey!


LOL I've been writing code since the year you were born.


And why at 66 years old I'm where I am having quit for over 40 years and only using it for Boinc now. A friend forced me to use a text editor to help with his website about 15 years ago, I got it hung up one day for over 2 hours as I looked for a punctuation point in the wrong place!! I switched to a program that would let me see the problems much easier and eventually so did he. But todays coding is MUCH harder than all of that stuff and even harder than using those paper tape rolls waaaay back in the late 60's.


I was still using paper tape into the mid 70's. Lots of fun using a TTY to punch and read paper tape rolls. Things were a lot faster after I got a high speed paper tape reader/punch.

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Message 127227 - Posted: 21 Feb 2019 | 12:47:59 UTC - in response to Message 127222.
Last modified: 21 Feb 2019 | 12:49:33 UTC

Ohhhhh I see!! Sorry, I thought I needed those at the start & end of each subproject to open & close each one off.

Gee...told you I was terrible at understanding code. Bet I can't even use my age as an excuse! (40 yrs old) :D

I'll give that a try. I'll just need some time because I've got to change the config file across all
5 PC's :( Oh...and go to work of course.

Thank you very much Mikey!


LOL I've been writing code since the year you were born.


And why at 66 years old I'm where I am having quit for over 40 years and only using it for Boinc now. A friend forced me to use a text editor to help with his website about 15 years ago, I got it hung up one day for over 2 hours as I looked for a punctuation point in the wrong place!! I switched to a program that would let me see the problems much easier and eventually so did he. But todays coding is MUCH harder than all of that stuff and even harder than using those paper tape rolls waaaay back in the late 60's.


I was still using paper tape into the mid 70's. Lots of fun using a TTY to punch and read paper tape rolls. Things were a lot faster after I got a high speed paper tape reader/punch.


Sadly, I had a deck of punch cards blow away in the wind once. That was a parser I wrote for solving thermodynamics problems, just for fun.

I tried to do some of the interesting stuff way too early, when computers didn't have the power they do now. Training a neural net really sucked in 1988. Digitizing images with an analog fax machine in 6502 assembly in 1982 was a blast. APL was really fun in 1979 (the "write-only" language), and so was assembly coding on a mainframe.The key is to keep trying new stuff all the time, while still remembering how to do all the old stuff.

People looked at me really weird when using a handheld programmable device on the bus in 1978, now you don't see anyone without one, and you're the exception if you don't.

Coworkers laughed in 1981 when I said I wanted to use a desktop computer (while my job was working on a mainframe), then those same people came to my office 8 years later to get training on using PCs.

The most frequent disparaging comment I got from anyone was, why would you want to have a computer at home? I know some people who proudly said they had one in 1985, but didn't use it. They were expensive and didn't do anything interesting unless you could program it yourself. Now it's coming full-circle, people are ditching their desktop computers in favour of closed-source devices they can't write code for.

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