IRC logs of #boinc for Tuesday, 2012-01-17

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00:21 <PovAddict> &wx eze

00:21 <Romulus> PovAddict: Temperature: 79F / 26C | Humidity: 51% | Pressure: 29.92in / 1013hPa (Steady) | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: ENE | Wind Speed: 7mph / 11km/h ; Clear. High:89 F.; Fog. Low:77 F.; Clear. High:95 F.; Clear. Low:66 F.; Clear. High:95 F.; Scattered Clouds. Low:69 F.;

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00:57 <Tank_Master> moo

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14:01 <ANTANI> BOINC says it's using 11GB of disk space, but the project disk usage doesn't add up to nearly that high. What else does boinc use so much disk space for other than projects?

14:02 <PovAddict> what OS?

14:02 <Romulus> what OS are you using, PovAddict

14:02 <ANTANI> Ubuntu

14:02 * PovAddict slaps Romulus

14:03 <ANTANI> Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit

14:03 <ANTANI> I'm running a bunch of projects including climate prediction. But Climate Prediction says it's only using about 2GB (And it hasn't completed any tasks yet so it can't be leftover results)

14:04 <PovAddict> how did you install BOINC? the .sh from BOINC website, or the package from Ubuntu?

14:06 <ANTANI> I tried both... I think I ended up using the ubuntu package because the BOINC website one had a bug that stopped me from completing and WUs

14:06 <PovAddict> run "du -hs /var/lib/boinc/" on a terminal

14:07 <ANTANI> Actually I just got an idea. Due to some messups, I ended up making a symlink to the boinc executable in a random directory (Which happened to be my downloads folder). So now BOINC uses that as it's working directory. And today I started downloading a torrent of Wikipedia in that folder. Maybe BOINC is measuring its entire working directory and seeing all these other files?

14:08 <ANTANI> BOINC wasn't connecting to the client unless the client executable was in the same directory I was running it from

14:08 <PovAddict> yes it is

14:08 <ANTANI> So I made a symlink to where I was at the time.

14:08 <PovAddict> if you install the Ubuntu package, you shouldn't start the client by hand

14:08 <PovAddict> because it's already started when your system boots

14:09 <ANTANI> I know, it started but it wouldn't connect to the client.

14:09 <PovAddict> well you effectively started another instance of the client

14:09 <ANTANI> So I tried running it by hand... still wouldn't work. Gave errors that led me to believe that it needed the executable in the same directory. Probably some bad config or setup on my part.

14:09 <ANTANI> Yeah.

14:09 <ANTANI> So you think the disk space issue could be caused by boinc seeing other files in it's working directory?

14:09 <PovAddict> when the manager failed to connect and saw the client in the cwd, GUI started client

14:10 <PovAddict> ANTANI: definitely

14:10 <ANTANI> Okay

14:10 <PovAddict> ANTANI: some people start the client manually from their $HOME

14:11 <ANTANI> I'll fix boinc

14:11 <PovAddict> which makes a huge mess

14:11 <PovAddict> it may crash, because BOINC has a bug when measuring how much space it's using that makes it crash if it comes up with a very long path

14:12 <PovAddict> it's going through the entire home directory so it's prone to finding long paths :P

14:12 <PovAddict> and if it doesn't crash, then it litters the home directory with its internal state files, and then refuses to get any work because it thinks it's using way too much disk space

14:13 <ANTANI> Yep, makes sense

14:14 <ANTANI> There, fixed it.

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15:17 <Tank_Master> forget what OS

15:17 <Romulus> Okay.

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17:20 <Romulus> wdsmia: Temperature: 17.8F / -7.9C | Humidity: 67% | Pressure: 30.37in / 1028.3hPa (Rising) | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: WSW | Wind Speed: 3.0mph / 4.8km/h ; Tonight - Mostly clear. Colder. Low 5 to 10 above. Temperature steady or slowly rising after midnight. West wind near 10 mph shifting to the southwest after midnight.; Wednesday - Mostly sunny. Breezy...warmer. High in the lower 30s. (1 more message)

17:20 <wdsmia> &more

17:20 <Romulus> wdsmia: South wind 10 to 15 mph shifting to the southwest 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon.; Wednesday Night - Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Breezy. Scattered flurries. Low 5 to 10 above. Northwest wind 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.;

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20:33 <CoderForLife> &wx 45140

20:33 <Romulus> CoderForLife: Temperature: 36F / 2.2C | Humidity: 65% | Pressure: in / hPa () | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: North | Wind Speed: 7mph / 11.3km/h ; Overnight - Cloudy. Scattered flurries late this evening. Lows in the mid 20s. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph.; Wednesday - Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 30s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.; Wednesday Night - Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. (1 more message)

20:33 <CoderForLife> &more

20:33 <Romulus> CoderForLife: South winds 5 to 10 mph.; Special Weather Statement for Hamilton County in effect until 9:00 PM EST on January 17, 2012;

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