Bug#540461: boinc-client is making machine to freeze on amd64

Jan Prunk janprunk at gmail.com
Sat Aug 8 08:18:42 UTC 2009

Package: boinc-client
Version: 6.4.5+dfsg-2
Severity: normal

Hello !

I experienced the same problems, when running boinc-client (boincmgr) on two AMD64
machines. After a while when doing the calculation the machine "freezes", the only
solution to restore access is to reboot it. I have tested this with Boinc projects,
like climateproduction.net and worldcommunitygrid.org. Doing calculation on other
platforms works without problems (i686).

Kind regards, 
Jan Prunk

-- Package-specific info:
-- Contents of /etc/default/boinc-client:
# This file is /etc/default/boinc-client, it is a configuration file for the
# /etc/init.d/boinc-client init script.

# Set this to 1 to enable and to 0 to disable the init script.

# Set this to 1 to enable advanced scheduling of the BOINC core client and
# all its sub-processes (reduces the impact of BOINC on the system's
# performance).

# The BOINC core client will be started with the permissions of this user.

# This is the data directory of the BOINC core client.

# This is the location of the BOINC core client, that the init script uses.
# If you do not want to use the client program provided by the boinc-client
# package, you can specify here an alternative client program.

# Here you can specify additional options to pass to the BOINC core client.
# Type 'boinc --help' or 'man boinc' for a full summary of allowed options.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages boinc-client depends on:
ii  adduser                3.110             add and remove users and groups
ii  ca-certificates        20090709          Common CA certificates
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]  1.5.27            Debian configuration management sy
ii  libc6                  2.9-12            GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcurl3               7.19.5-1          Multi-protocol file transfer libra
ii  libssl0.9.8            0.9.8k-3          SSL shared libraries
ii  libstdc++6             4.4.0-5           The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  lsb-base               3.2-23            Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip
ii  python                 2.5.4-2           An interactive high-level object-o
ii  zlib1g                 1: compression library - runtime

Versions of packages boinc-client recommends:
ii  schedtool                     1.3.0-1    Queries/alters process' scheduling

Versions of packages boinc-client suggests:
pn  boinc-app-seti              <none>       (no description available)
ii  boinc-manager               6.4.5+dfsg-2 GUI to control and monitor the BOI

-- debconf information:
  boinc-client/remove_boinc_dir: false

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