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Message 2473 - Posted: 13 Mar 2013, 10:31:12 UTC
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Yesterday I patched the validator bug (?) which caused some results to be lost.

On every invalid result the validator added +1 to target_nresults and eventually two new results were spawned instead of one.
Since the quorum is set to 1, one of the results was always accepted and if the other host was lucky, the second one was then aborted on first contact with the server, or validated if received not too long after the first one. If these conditions were not met, the result was discarded.

I'm not sure if it was actually a bug, or maybe some kind of conflict with my server setup, I sent info to boinc_dev mailing list but haven't seen a reply yet.
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Message 2474 - Posted: 13 Mar 2013, 10:39:04 UTC - in response to Message 2473.  
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About the badges: I'll try to add them back today, the server still updates all the stats, just the code that displayed the graphics is not functional.

EDIT: The badges are back.
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Message 2484 - Posted: 16 Mar 2013, 7:21:42 UTC - in response to Message 2473.  

Yesterday I patched the validator bug (?) which caused some results to be lost.

On every invalid result the validator added +1 to target_nresults and eventually two new results were spawned instead of one.
Since the quorum is set to 1, one of the results was always accepted and if the other host was lucky, the second one was then aborted on first contact with the server, or validated if received not too long after the first one. If these conditions were not met, the result was discarded.

I'm not sure if it was actually a bug, or maybe some kind of conflict with my server setup, I sent info to boinc_dev mailing list but haven't seen a reply yet.


Confirmed as a bug and fixed with recent patch d16f61e in BOINC trunk. I think it affects also other projects where quorum = 1 is used.

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