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    QCN Continual Eating my HDD

    So I had a weird problem the other day...

    I kept getting a message (from several projects) that I didn't have enough hard drive space for a new WU. I looked at my stats in the BOINC manager, and it was showing me that QCN Continual was eating up ~260GB of space. I detached from that project, and everything went back to normal for all the other projects.

    Anyone seen this?

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    Re: QCN Continual Eating my HDD

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    Re: QCN Continual Eating my HDD

    Not sure. Sounds like maybe the QCN app had a bug. Something like repeatedly doing one or more file operations ---> creating new log file, opening up compressed data file, etc...

    Anyone else reporting a similar issue on the project forums?


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    Re: QCN Continual Eating my HDD

    This just happened to me again, but with EMSC-CSEM Continual. Using up 280+GB of drive space, and even prevented me from downloading a WUProp unit. And no message boards, so I don't know if anyone else is seeing this. Damn it!

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    Re: QCN Continual Eating my HDD

    I've never seen this but I have run into an issue in the past with the QCN projects. They are NCI and use almost no CPU but after running them for a week or more continuously sometimes they would start using 3-7% of a processor thread. I would abort them, get a new WU, and all was fine again. I was running 9 at a time and this was quite common.


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    Re: QCN Continual Eating my HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    I've never seen this but I have run into an issue in the past with the QCN projects. They are NCI and use almost no CPU but after running them for a week or more continuously sometimes they would start using 3-7% of a processor thread. I would abort them, get a new WU, and all was fine again. I was running 9 at a time and this was quite common.
    Oh - one key detail I left out. These WUs are fine on computers without a sensor. This behavior is only happening on the laptop that has a sensor built in...

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    Re: QCN Continual Eating my HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by Maxwell View Post
    Oh - one key detail I left out. These WUs are fine on computers without a sensor. This behavior is only happening on the laptop that has a sensor built in...
    That explains why I've never seen this problem. Sensors....hmmmmm....on my list of things to get at some point.

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    Re: QCN Continual Eating my HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by Sphynx View Post
    That explains why I've never seen this problem. Sensors....hmmmmm....on my list of things to get at some point.
    +1

    That'll teach you Maxwell ... lose the sensor


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