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Title: Abort 1hpv wu's
Post by: Rob on May 02, 2009, 05:39:48 AM
For those who don't check their email regularly, I received this last night.

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Dear Volunteers,

There is a problem with the workunits currently distributed. Please abort ALL 1hpv workunits you might have received. Those workunits were sent with a corrupted input file which is preventing the timely execution of them.

We are really sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding.


The Docking@Home Team
Title: Re: Abort 1hpv wu's
Post by: veebee on May 02, 2009, 08:47:13 AM
hope you didn't have too many of them running for too long Rob...
Title: Re: Abort 1hpv wu's
Post by: Rob on May 02, 2009, 01:19:01 PM
Didn't have any running but had over 140 between my comps to abort. That was a lot of mouse clicking to confirm I wanted to abort each wu ::)
Title: Re: Abort 1hpv wu's
Post by: yoda on May 02, 2009, 01:45:17 PM
They could have just aborted them at the project end, then ask people to refresh (update) the project on all hosts...  I know other projects do that with redundant results etc.  But maybe that's too difficult.

Anyway, I'm not running Docking. 
Title: Re: Abort 1hpv wu's
Post by: Wang Solutions on May 02, 2009, 04:42:13 PM
In the current BOINC versions you can select them all as a group too instead of having to do it individually.
Title: Re: Abort 1hpv wu's
Post by: kashi on May 02, 2009, 05:51:06 PM
I don't know about the latest version of BOINC, but in 6.4.7 you can select them all at once but you still have to confirm the abort for each individual WU as stated by Rob. For every one a little box pops up asking: "Are you sure you want to abort this task xxxxx"(task details).

The group select is still a handy timesaver though.
Title: Re: Abort 1hpv wu's
Post by: Wang Solutions on May 02, 2009, 05:53:18 PM
Yes, but that is the enter key, not mouse clicking. Much quicker.  :wink
Title: Re: Abort 1hpv wu's
Post by: yoda on May 02, 2009, 06:18:03 PM
And if it was something ongoing like happened at one stage on (I think) Milkyway, it could be done via script, at least if you have a controlling computer running Linux :) 

I haven't got the script any more but I recall using it in the past.  It connected to each machine on my network that ran BOINC, filtered for results with a certain prefix and aborted them.  I remember it took me a while to write though - by the time the script was ready it was hardly needed any more.  Should have kept it though!
Title: Re: Abort 1hpv wu's
Post by: kashi on May 02, 2009, 09:41:41 PM
Yes, but that is the enter key, not mouse clicking. Much quicker.  :wink

Um, guess who has been clicking yes with the mouse for every one and hadn't thought of using the enter key instead.  :blush1:
Ah well, good to know for the future, thanks.
Title: Re: Abort 1hpv wu's
Post by: Rob on May 03, 2009, 04:47:26 PM
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Um, guess who has been clicking yes with the mouse for every one and hadn't thought of using the enter key instead.  Blush

Your not the only one :blush1:
Title: Re: Abort 1hpv wu's
Post by: Wang Solutions on May 03, 2009, 05:03:58 PM
 biggrin