[Bug 1192218] [NEW] "On multiprocessors, at most use: x processors" option is ignored

LAZA 1192218 at bugs.launchpad.net
Tue Jun 18 15:31:12 UTC 2013

Public bug reported:

On the WCG site, the rules are avowed so:
"If you are using version 6.2 of the software, then the number of processors used will be the lesser of the two fields below. If you are using a version before 6.2, then only the 'at most' field will be used."

I wanted to change my settings from 3 to 2 CPUs, cause of the great heat outside (and inside).
But this  option is ignored by boinc (i can see the 2 CPUs set on all other BOINC projects too!).
If i set it to 4 or 3 CPUs it works as expected, - but 1 and 2 is not only ignored, i get an message after reloading the profile:

Di 18 Jun 2013 17:25:27 CEST |  | max CPUs used: 3

In Leiden Classics and eOn2 i can see the right number:
On multiprocessors, use at most	1 processors
Bei mehreren Prozessoren, nutze höchstens	1 Prozessoren 

I tested this with the original Ubuntu version 7.0.27, 7.0.65
(backports) and the test version from Costa Franco (Locust of Borg)
7.1.10 with the same result.


Xubuntu 12.04.2

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: boinc (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-34.55~precise1-generic
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-34-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu17.3
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Jun 18 17:17:38 2013
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 12.04.2 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20130214)
MarkForUpload: True
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: boinc
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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

** Tags: amd64 apport-bug precise

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