Overclock.net › Forums › Overclockers Care › Overclock.net Folding@Home Team › Strange VMWare/Ubuntu folding issue
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Strange VMWare/Ubuntu folding issue

post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
This morning I did my quick routing check of my farm before I ran out the door. I noticed that one of my rigs was early into a new WU, so I scrolled up a bit to see what WU it was. The terminal proceeded to lock up, which in turn totally locked me out of the Ubuntu window in VMWare. The really odd thing is that it's still folding fine; I just can't see anything (eventually it went to the blank screen saver) or access that window. VMWare itself is functioning fine at least to the extent that I can do all of the usual functions outside of the virtual OS.

I kind of hate to kill it completely unless I'm relatively sure it's early in a WU, but pausing and restoring does not do the trick.

Has anyone seen anything like this before with VMWare?
Sig rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 G0 23A Asus P5K Deluxe Wifi HD 3870 2x2 GB G.Skill DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x250 GB Seagate RAID 0 + 320 GB Seagate Samsung SATA DVD Windows XP Pro/Vista Ultimate 64 bit Viewsonic VA2012wb 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse Corsair HX620 Lian Li V2000b Logitech G7 
  hide details  
Reply
Sig rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 G0 23A Asus P5K Deluxe Wifi HD 3870 2x2 GB G.Skill DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x250 GB Seagate RAID 0 + 320 GB Seagate Samsung SATA DVD Windows XP Pro/Vista Ultimate 64 bit Viewsonic VA2012wb 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse Corsair HX620 Lian Li V2000b Logitech G7 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 3
Do you have FAHmon set up to check what the status is of the WU and what % it is at?

Also can't VMWare take a snapshot, then kill it, if it forces a restart of the WU, you can still recover from the sanpshot (I think, not a VMWare guru)

Lastly, if you do kill it, make a copy of your WORK directory and your queue.dat file. That way you can recover using other tools if needed.
Folding Rigs
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD or Intel Anything with a lot of GPU Slots PPD Cruncher Just enough to fold. 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
Smallest Possible None None Whatever it takes 
Case
Bare Naked 
  hide details  
Reply
Folding Rigs
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD or Intel Anything with a lot of GPU Slots PPD Cruncher Just enough to fold. 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
Smallest Possible None None Whatever it takes 
Case
Bare Naked 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 3
Thread Starter 
When I set this system up, the knowledge was not yet out there as to getting FahMon to work with Linux. Since then, the WUs have been cranking out like clockwork, so I never bothered with it. I am sure that progress is being made, and I should be able to tell by the raw stats when that system hits again. It's the faster of my two duals, so there's a larger window for a new WU hitting when I'm at home.

The goofy thing is that pausing Ubuntu, rebooting, and restoring manages to restore the glitch. It's almost like a password protected screensaves less the password prompt to unlock it.

I will back up the FAH directory before I execute it again. Hopefully I can catch it early in a WU and hopefully no work will be lost, but the backup will be some nice insurance.
Sig rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 G0 23A Asus P5K Deluxe Wifi HD 3870 2x2 GB G.Skill DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x250 GB Seagate RAID 0 + 320 GB Seagate Samsung SATA DVD Windows XP Pro/Vista Ultimate 64 bit Viewsonic VA2012wb 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse Corsair HX620 Lian Li V2000b Logitech G7 
  hide details  
Reply
Sig rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 G0 23A Asus P5K Deluxe Wifi HD 3870 2x2 GB G.Skill DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x250 GB Seagate RAID 0 + 320 GB Seagate Samsung SATA DVD Windows XP Pro/Vista Ultimate 64 bit Viewsonic VA2012wb 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse Corsair HX620 Lian Li V2000b Logitech G7 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Overclock.net Folding@Home Team
Overclock.net › Forums › Overclockers Care › Overclock.net Folding@Home Team › Strange VMWare/Ubuntu folding issue