Bug#636075: boinc-client: Boinc is (too) disk intensive

Steffen Möller steffen_moeller at gmx.de
Sun Jul 31 11:59:25 UTC 2011


On 07/30/2011 10:04 PM, franck wrote:
> Package: boinc-client
> Version: 6.12.33+dfsg-1
> Severity: important
> Boinc is (too) disk intensive.

Have many thanks for your comment. You had not convinced me, though.
The BOINC client itself does about nothing. How much IO is required
just depends on the scientific application. The BOINC manager
tells about the disk space every scientific application needs.
And you can control that amount.

Here my data
$ sudo du -sh /var/lib/boinc-client/
9.4M    /var/lib/boinc-client/

I could suggest to upstream to have the individual projects announce
their estimate for max disk space and disk I/O per task. I presume
you don't mind reads so much but worry about too many writes. The
user would then need to explicitly OK those values when a project
is joined. Is that what you are asking for? This would be a wishlist
item, then.

You had not mentioned the project you were joining. I could try
explaining what you observed, or might need to forward you to the
respective project's forum.

Thanks and regards,


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