[Bug 218465] [NEW] Strange statistics of BOINC Manager

shanen (Shannon Jacobs) shanen at yahoo.co.jp
Thu Apr 17 00:21:12 UTC 2008

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: boinc-manager

Not so serious, but annoying... The statistics are pretty weird, and
especially at the end of a job (work unit?). Basically it will be
working along pretty steadily, and the progress statistics make pretty
good sense, but then it will get all weird. I've seen it frozen at some
high percentage like 99.860% for very long periods of time. Today I was
watching it finish one so I could shut down the machine, and it hung
there for many minutes. Then it started counting PAST 100%. I wasn't
sure what it thought it was doing, but it eventually got up to around
105% of completion--and suddenly fell back to 100% and sent the results
in. There should be some kind of sanity check there...

This may be related to the specific project that I'm sanctioned to
support, the World Community Grid. I have to note that the
implementation of that particular project seems rather suspect. I sure
hope their results are better than the visible part they show to the
donors. For example, their system very often tosses results so the
progress graph is like a flight of stairs. I'm glad to help them in
fighting cancer and so forth, but it feels like a big waste when so many
of the donated hours are just tossed away. Also, their system used to be
really bad about assigning tasks that a particular system couldn't even
handle, so the job would just freeze while waiting for memory and the
project needed to be reset--again tossing away some of the donated work.
(They may have fixed that last problem, since I haven't seen it in a

** Affects: boinc (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

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