System Idle Process.

Message boards : Number crunching : System Idle Process.

To post messages, you must log in.

AuthorMessage
Profile adrianxw
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 18 Sep 05
Posts: 536
Credit: 1,751,864
RAC: 2,737
Message 76559 - Posted: 27 Mar 2014, 9:04:57 UTC

I was watching the Windows Task Manager page and was surprised to see the Windows Idle Process \"running\". It disappeared when I suspended the Rosetta job, which was showing as \"running\" in BOINC Manager, times advancing normally, but only using 2 - 3% CPU. I am used to seeing non BOINC jobs using time while a project is using less, sqlserver etc., and understand that, but the Idle Process?
Wave upon wave of demented avengers march cheerfully out of obscurity into the dream.
ID: 76559 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive    Reply Quote
Mod.Sense
Volunteer moderator
Project administrator

Send message
Joined: 22 Aug 06
Posts: 3434
Credit: 0
RAC: 0
Message 76562 - Posted: 27 Mar 2014, 22:47:44 UTC

Sounds like a case where BOINC Manager thought the task was running, but it actually was not getting any CPU time, nor not able to use CPU at that point for some reason. That sort of thing is how some folks report tasks running for several days.
Rosetta Moderator: Mod.Sense
ID: 76562 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive    Reply Quote
Profile adrianxw
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 18 Sep 05
Posts: 536
Credit: 1,751,864
RAC: 2,737
Message 76577 - Posted: 2 Apr 2014, 6:47:29 UTC

It was getting a small CPU time figure though, 2% or 3% rather than the 25% you would normally see. I\'ll enable Rosetta again and keep a watch on it.
Wave upon wave of demented avengers march cheerfully out of obscurity into the dream.
ID: 76577 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive    Reply Quote
Ananas

Send message
Joined: 1 Jan 06
Posts: 232
Credit: 752,471
RAC: 0
Message 76578 - Posted: 2 Apr 2014, 8:13:04 UTC - in response to Message 76577.  
Last modified: 2 Apr 2014, 8:16:58 UTC

It was getting a small CPU time figure though, 2% or 3% rather than the 25% you would normally see. I\'ll enable Rosetta again and keep a watch on it.

I had the same lately, BoincView showed a Rosetta result running, but with CPU efficiency 0% and when I checked the machine, I saw 25% idle in taskmanager (1 core out of 4) and no Rosetta activity.

Restarting the core client brought the result back to life and it finished without further problems.

p.s.: Pausing the result will help if \"keep in memory\" is disabled - but it\'s usually better to keep results in memory.
ID: 76578 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive    Reply Quote
Ananas

Send message
Joined: 1 Jan 06
Posts: 232
Credit: 752,471
RAC: 0
Message 76587 - Posted: 5 Apr 2014, 14:34:34 UTC

Here is one that did this again. After a core client restart it continued where it had stopped.
ID: 76587 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive    Reply Quote

Message boards : Number crunching : System Idle Process.



©2017 University of Washington
http://www.bakerlab.org