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Folding At Home monitoring SW can't find logfile

Postby Musiclover » Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:23 am

There are several pieces of software to monitor our clients and submit "points per day" to databases.

Stanford has one, overclock.net has one, etc.

I'm trying to get the Stanford one to work, but I can't. The help website for some of these monitoring programs is a joke, and I can't get IRC to work (or nobody is on at 3 AM Eastern time US). The PDF supplied with the Stanford monitoring program was pretty helpful but I still have a problem.

So I have to post here and ask for help. The Stanford FAHMon 2.3.99.3 cannot find the log file.

The client is in "C:\Program Files(x86)\FAHClient" and the logfile is here:

"C:\Users\Mike\AppData\Roaming\FAHClient\log.txt"

(I am Mike, Mike is an administrator, and I am not running either CPU or GPU client as a Windows Service. You're not supposed to do that, at least with Win7. I am running v7 of the client software.)

Can I make the monitoring program aware of the log file's location? Can I make the folding client write the log file in a different directory?

I can't measure points per day without a reliable, agreed-upon software standard.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Folding At Home monitoring SW can't find logfile

Postby Zagen30 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:39 am

I'm assuming you're using the v7 client (the one you download from the main page)? Major changes were made in the way the client writes log files between v6 and v7 (the current version), large enough that every piece of monitoring software had to be rewritten to work with v7. FahMon hasn't been rewritten so far to support v7 since uncle_fungus, the developer, has been busy with other things, and therefore FahMon can't monitor v7 clients. Try one of the other monitoring programs; I know for a fact that HFM works well, but it's not the only one.

And FYI FahMon is not Stanford's software; uncle_fungus may be a site admin for the forums, but he is not an employee of Stanford and none of the monitoring clients have ever been officially endorsed by the Pande Group.
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Re: FCI: Folding@Home Client Info (Web based client monitor)

Postby Nathan_P » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:06 am

As Zagen says Fahmon doesn't support v7 clients yet and FCI is still under development. Your best choice at the moment would be HFM.net
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Re: Folding At Home monitoring SW can't find logfile

Postby bruce » Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:10 pm

Musiclover wrote:There are several pieces of software to monitor our clients and submit "points per day" to databases.

Stanford has one, . . .


No, Stanford does not have one. Zagen has expressed it quite well: They're all written by 3rd parties and support for them is either provided by the author or those who like a particular one. All we do is provide a forum where 3rd party tools, including client monitoring programs, can be discussed. With the transition from V6 to V7, the volunteers who have written these tools must make some major changes and although the magnitude of that donation probably varies from program to program, it's not a small demand being placed on their personal life.
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Re: FCI: Folding@Home Client Info (Web based client monitor)

Postby Musiclover » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:17 am

Okay, I guess Stanford doesn't have one. I guess I have to leave this machine on 24/7 and copy down the number of work units and points from a points tracking site for many days in a row -- GPU only, SMP only, both, very manually for many days. And yes, I was using FAHMon, because I did not have success with the HFM.net program.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to look for the Loctite Red. I can't have my seat and rear fender falling off the motorcycle at 60 MPH. Especially if I'm the one riding it.
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