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Ok I was folding here, and the times are jumping around... first they started out at 12 mins per %, but then they jumped to about 20 something. What's with this?
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First off, is this on the same work unit? If so, i'll bet there is some process running using up resources. F@H uses the idle cycles. If a program needs resources, F@H gives them up and will be slower. It will obviously folder faster when you are not at the computer or it is not doing anything than when you are messing around on it. I'm sure you knew this, but check your processes. At idle and on the same WU, times should be very consistent in Linux. Mine were always +/- 1 second. WinSMP varies a decent bit though.
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Interesting - you didn't change anything about the system, did you? Kernel? New modules installed; or perhaps a new service?

Mine are much more consistent than Windows - plus or minus 5 seconds of 14 minutes.
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Interesting - you didn't change anything about the system, did you? Kernel? New modules installed; or perhaps a new service?

Mine are much more consistent than Windows - plus or minus 5 seconds of 14 minutes.
Nope, same EVERYthing. Now I'm getting signal quits and "After Shutdown"
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Why does each "percent" have to take the same amount of time?

Maybe it's tougher for the computer to calculate one part of the WU project than another.
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Why does each "percent" have to take the same amount of time?

Maybe it's tougher for the computer to calculate one part of the WU project than another.
Yes, my dad just suggested maybe it could be that.
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Quote:
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Why does each "percent" have to take the same amount of time?
They just do in Linux. In Windows they fluctuate a little, but they are surprisingly close in Linux.

What's the exact text it is saying?
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They just do in Linux. In Windows they fluctuate a little, but they are surprisingly close in Linux.

What's the exact text it is saying?
Erm...

After shutdown
After shutdown
After shutdown
[0]03:Return code = 0 signaled with quit
[0]0: Return code = 102
[0]01:Return code = 0 signaled with quit
[0]02:Return code = 0 signaled with quit
[0]03:Return code = 0 signaled with quit


It's still folding away though
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AMD+nVidia View Post
Erm...

After shutdown
After shutdown
After shutdown
[0]03:Return code = 0 signaled with quit
[0]0: Return code = 102
[0]01:Return code = 0 signaled with quit
[0]02:Return code = 0 signaled with quit
[0]03:Return code = 0 signaled with quit


It's still folding away though
Apparently this can occur when a faulty WU is deleted by the client. I found this: "Stop the client, delete the work dir and queue.dat and restart. Repeat until the client downloads a different WU." However, it may just be easier to delete the whole directory and reinstall F@H.

As root: rm -r /pathtofolder
/ is the directory under file system and it goes from there. I believe that is the right code that will delete that folder and everything in it. My folder is always /folding . But yea, may want to try one of those routes.
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Ok, already deleted the WU once, guess I'll try reinstalling it. Do you think a HDD going bad could be the cause as well?
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