New BOINC version 7.16.11 for Mac ready for testing

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Charlie Fenton

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Aug 30, 2020, 6:15:17 AM8/30/20
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I've released BOINC 7.16.11 for Macintosh for alpha testing and as usual it is available from <https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download_all.php>. Please report test results to <https://boinc.berkeley.edu/alpha/test_form.php> or to this email list.

The immediate purpose of this Mac release is to fix some issues with displaying graphics under the soon to be released MacOS 11 Big Sur. But I hope that a Windows build will be released for testing soon.

One of the issues under MacOS 11 is that, when you click the Manager's "Show graphics" button, the graphics app's close button is disabled. (This will be fixed in future builds of the graphics apps.)

As a workaround, the "Show graphics" button now changes to "Stop graphics" while the graphics app is running, providing a convenient way to close it. (As before, you can also close it by doing a control-click on the graphic app's Dock icon and selecting "quit.")

This release has a number of other bug fixes and added features since version 7.16.6, including:

* Don't let user attach to account manager as a project
* Parse config.xml correctly for account managers
* Client: allow specifying device name in cc_config.xml
* Mac: Improved screensaver logic for OS 10.15 Catalina
* Client: correctly initialize log flags to tasks, sched_ops, file_xfer
* Manager: Added a warning when the manager detects a second copy of itself
* Update translation files
* Update project list
* Client: measure disk usage in terms of allocated disk space, not file size
* Client: avoid CPU starvation when GPU computing is suspended
* Client: don't show "no work" messages as notices
* Client: let a project master URL change from http: to https: without involving the user
* Client: if AM reply includes a project we're attached to under a different account, honor the params in the AM reply, e.g resource share
* Manager: change "Show graphics" button to "Stop graphics" when graphics running

Cheers,
--Charlie

Richard Haselgrove

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Aug 30, 2020, 7:59:27 AM8/30/20
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I have also built v7.16.11 under Windows, and confirm that it fixes the 'attach to project' problems we saw with v7.16.10 yesterday.

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Charlie Fenton

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Sep 1, 2020, 11:14:18 PM9/1/20
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Please be sure to report your test results to <https://boinc.berkeley.edu/alpha/test_form.php> so we know when we have enough results to promote the new release from Development Version to Recommended Version. And if you haven't had a chance to test it yet, please do so as soon as you can.

Thank you for supporting BOINC.

Chers,
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Bill Barber

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Sep 3, 2020, 10:41:40 PM9/3/20
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Just downloaded 7.16.11 for Mac. iMac running Sierra 10.12.6. Used the Uninstaller to remove Boinc Manger. I first suspended CPU computation, which at that time meant 4 Rosetta tasks. I did not uninstall any other files.
The Install completed successfully.
I selected “run always” for the CPU. This resulted in this message for each of the 4 tasks, “Postponed: Waiting to acquire slot directory lock. Another instance may be running.”

Here is the Event Log:

Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | | Starting BOINC client version 7.16.11 for x86_64-apple-darwin
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | | Libraries: libcurl/7.58.0 OpenSSL/1.1.0g zlib/1.2.8 c-ares/1.13.0
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | | Data directory: /Library/Application Support/Boinc Data
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | | OpenCL: AMD/ATI GPU 0: ATI Radeon HD 6750M (driver version 1.2 (Jun 3 2019 20:48:16), device version OpenCL 1.2, 512MB, 512MB available, 287 GFLOPS peak)
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | | OpenCL CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400S CPU @ 2.50GHz (OpenCL driver vendor: Apple, driver version 1.1, device version OpenCL 1.2)
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | | Version change (7.16.9 -> 7.16.11)
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | | Host name: Williams-iMac.local
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | | Processor: 4 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400S CPU @ 2.50GHz [x86 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7]
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clfsh ds acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt tm pbe pni pclmulqdq dtes64 mon dscpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 tpr pdcm sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic popcnt aes pcid xsave osxsave tsctmr avx
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | | OS: Mac OS X 10.12.6 (Darwin 16.7.0)
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | | Memory: 16.00 GB physical, 170.59 GB virtual
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | | Disk: 392.51 GB total, 170.35 GB free
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | | Local time is UTC -4 hours
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | | VirtualBox version: 6.1.0r135406
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | climateprediction.net | General prefs: from climateprediction.net (last modified 04-Apr-2020 17:24:21)
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | climateprediction.net | Computer location: work
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | climateprediction.net | General prefs: no separate prefs for work; using your defaults
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | | Reading preferences override file
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | | Preferences:
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | | max memory usage when active: 16384.00 MB
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | | max memory usage when idle: 16384.00 MB
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | | max disk usage: 176.25 GB
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | | don't use GPU while active
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | | Setting up project and slot directories
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | | Checking active tasks
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | BOINC alpha test | URL http://isaac.ssl.berkeley.edu/alpha/; Computer ID 5691; resource share 100
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | climateprediction.net | URL https://climateprediction.net/; Computer ID 1310370; resource share 10
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | Einstein@Home | URL http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/; Computer ID 12520204; resource share 3
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | Einstein@Home | Not using AMD/ATI GPU: project preferences
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | LHC@home | URL https://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/; Computer ID 10449610; resource share 10
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | Milkyway@Home | URL http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/; Computer ID 567038; resource share 5
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | nanoHUB@Home | URL https://devboinc.nanohub.org/nanohub/; Computer ID 9; resource share 10
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | PrimeGrid | URL http://www.primegrid.com/; Computer ID 481966; resource share 300
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | PrimeGrid | Not using CPU: project preferences
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | ralph@home | URL https://ralph.bakerlab.org/; Computer ID 44655; resource share 100
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | Rosetta@home | URL https://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/; Computer ID 1706234; resource share 100
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | SETI@home | URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 7186034; resource share 10
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | SETI@home | Not using AMD/ATI GPU: project preferences
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | yoyo@home | URL http://www.rechenkraft.net/yoyo/; Computer ID 109799; resource share 3
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | | Setting up GUI RPC socket
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | | Checking presence of 56 project files
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | | Running CPU benchmarks
Thu 3 Sep 22:21:51 2020 | | Suspending computation - CPU benchmarks in progress
Thu 3 Sep 22:22:22 2020 | | Benchmark results:
Thu 3 Sep 22:22:22 2020 | | Number of CPUs: 4
Thu 3 Sep 22:22:22 2020 | | 3596 floating point MIPS (Whetstone) per CPU
Thu 3 Sep 22:22:22 2020 | | 14343 integer MIPS (Dhrystone) per CPU
Thu 3 Sep 22:23:37 2020 | | Suspending GPU computation - user request
Thu 3 Sep 22:24:14 2020 | Rosetta@home | Task b4k_1962_fold_SAVE_ALL_OUT_955708_1107_1 postponed for 600 seconds: Waiting to acquire slot directory lock. Another instance may be running.
Thu 3 Sep 22:24:17 2020 | ralph@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
Thu 3 Sep 22:24:17 2020 | ralph@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
Thu 3 Sep 22:24:18 2020 | Rosetta@home | Task b4k_10540_fold_SAVE_ALL_OUT_957619_1327_0 postponed for 600 seconds: Waiting to acquire slot directory lock. Another instance may be running.
Thu 3 Sep 22:24:18 2020 | ralph@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
Thu 3 Sep 22:24:18 2020 | ralph@home | No tasks sent
Thu 3 Sep 22:24:18 2020 | ralph@home | Project requested delay of 31 seconds
Thu 3 Sep 22:24:20 2020 | Rosetta@home | Task JHR_bd5_09314_c_0000300011_0000029_0_fragments_fold_SAVE_ALL_OUT_966282_174_0 postponed for 600 seconds: Waiting to acquire slot directory lock. Another instance may be running.
Thu 3 Sep 22:24:22 2020 | Rosetta@home | Task JHR_bd4_00041_c_0000100004_0000039_0_fragments_fold_SAVE_ALL_OUT_984276_175_0 postponed for 600 seconds: Waiting to acquire slot directory lock. Another instance may be running.
Thu 3 Sep 22:33:57 2020 | ralph@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
Thu 3 Sep 22:33:57 2020 | ralph@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
Thu 3 Sep 22:33:58 2020 | ralph@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
Thu 3 Sep 22:33:58 2020 | ralph@home | No tasks sent
Thu 3 Sep 22:33:58 2020 | ralph@home | Project requested delay of 31 seconds
Thu 3 Sep 22:35:03 2020 | Rosetta@home | Task b4k_1962_fold_SAVE_ALL_OUT_955708_1107_1 postponed for 600 seconds: Waiting to acquire slot directory lock. Another instance may be running.
Thu 3 Sep 22:35:06 2020 | Rosetta@home | Task b4k_10540_fold_SAVE_ALL_OUT_957619_1327_0 postponed for 600 seconds: Waiting to acquire slot directory lock. Another instance may be running.
Thu 3 Sep 22:35:08 2020 | Rosetta@home | Task JHR_bd5_09314_c_0000300011_0000029_0_fragments_fold_SAVE_ALL_OUT_966282_174_0 postponed for 600 seconds: Waiting to acquire slot directory lock. Another instance may be running.
Thu 3 Sep 22:35:10 2020 | Rosetta@home | Task JHR_bd4_00041_c_0000100004_0000039_0_fragments_fold_SAVE_ALL_OUT_984276_175_0 postponed for 600 seconds: Waiting to acquire slot directory lock. Another instance may be running.

Bill
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Bill Barber

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Sep 4, 2020, 9:06:51 AM9/4/20
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Update: about 10 hours later.

After 5 hours, 1 new Rosetta task was downloaded and started running. After another 1 1/2 hours, another new Rosetta task was downloaded and started running. According to Activity Monitor there are now 6 Rosetta tasks in memory; the original 4 and 2 new ones. Each takes about 400 MB of memory.

Let me know if you want further tests or next steps. i.e. abort frozen tasks, restart BM, restart computer, etc.
Here is part of the Event Log:

Fri 4 Sep 05:08:13 2020 | Rosetta@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
Fri 4 Sep 05:08:13 2020 | Rosetta@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
Fri 4 Sep 05:08:14 2020 | Rosetta@home | Scheduler request completed: got 1 new tasks
Fri 4 Sep 05:08:14 2020 | Rosetta@home | Project requested delay of 31 seconds
Fri 4 Sep 05:08:16 2020 | Rosetta@home | Started download of JHR_b2_01887_c_full_17_0000200005_0000040_0_fragments_data.zip
Fri 4 Sep 05:08:18 2020 | Rosetta@home | Finished download of JHR_b2_01887_c_full_17_0000200005_0000040_0_fragments_data.zip
Fri 4 Sep 05:08:42 2020 | Rosetta@home | Task b4k_1962_fold_SAVE_ALL_OUT_955708_1107_1 postponed for 600 seconds: Waiting to acquire slot directory lock. Another instance may be running.
Fri 4 Sep 05:08:45 2020 | Rosetta@home | Task b4k_10540_fold_SAVE_ALL_OUT_957619_1327_0 postponed for 600 seconds: Waiting to acquire slot directory lock. Another instance may be running.
Fri 4 Sep 05:08:47 2020 | Rosetta@home | Starting task JHR_b2_01887_c_full_17_0000200005_0000040_0_fragments_fold_SAVE_ALL_OUT_974675_151_1
Fri 4 Sep 05:08:47 2020 | Rosetta@home | Task JHR_bd5_09314_c_0000300011_0000029_0_fragments_fold_SAVE_ALL_OUT_966282_174_0 postponed for 600 seconds: Waiting to acquire slot directory lock. Another instance may be running.
Fri 4 Sep 05:09:20 2020 | Rosetta@home | Task JHR_bd4_00041_c_0000100004_0000039_0_fragments_fold_SAVE_ALL_OUT_984276_175_0 postponed for 600 seconds: Waiting to acquire slot directory lock. Another instance may be running.
Fri 4 Sep 05:20:05 2020 | Rosetta@home | Task b4k_1962_fold_SAVE_ALL_OUT_955708_1107_1 postponed for 600 seconds: Waiting to acquire slot directory lock. Another instance may be running.
Fri 4 Sep 05:20:08 2020 | Rosetta@home | Task b4k_10540_fold_SAVE_ALL_OUT_957619_1327_0 postponed for 600 seconds: Waiting to acquire slot directory lock. Another instance may be running.


Bill
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