"No appropriate work server was available" on Lion

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"No appropriate work server was available" on Lion

Postby petrock » Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:34 pm

Hey,
Got a new-to-me MacPro (2.6GHz Dual Processor Quad Core Xeon, 6GB RAM) running Lion (build # 11B26) and when running via Increase or directly from the command line I get this spew in the log:

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[03:51:11] + Attempting to get work packet
[03:51:11] - Will indicate memory of 6144 MB
[03:51:11] - Connecting to assignment server
[03:51:11] Connecting to http://assign.stanford.edu:8080/
[03:51:11] Posted data.
[03:51:11] Initial: 0000; + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
[03:51:11] + Couldn't get work instructions.
[03:51:11] - Attempt #2  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.


and it never starts folding. The fah6 processes (only 4 of them which seems odd, would have expected at least 8 or 16 with hyperthreading) are sitting taking up 0% CPU. Let it sit over night with no change. Any ideas? My network connection works fine and my iMac (running SnowLeopard build # 10K549) on the same network is working/folding fine.

Here is the full FAHLog.txt for "cpu1" generated by Increase:

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# Mac OS X SMP Console Edition ################################################
###############################################################################

                       Folding@Home Client Version 6.24R1

                          http://folding.stanford.edu

###############################################################################
###############################################################################

Launch directory: <...>/cpu1
Executable: <...>/cpu1/fah6
Arguments: -local -advmethods -forceasm -verbosity 9 -smp

[05:05:30] - Ask before connecting: No
[05:05:30] - User name: Petro (Team 38910)
[05:05:30] - User ID: 23FD8EA76EBEB08B
[05:05:30] - Machine ID: 1
[05:05:30]
[05:05:30] Loaded queue successfully.
[05:05:30] - Preparing to get new work unit...
[05:05:30] - Autosending finished units... [August 25 05:05:30 UTC]
[05:05:30] Cleaning up work directory
[05:05:30] Trying to send all finished work units
[05:05:30] + No unsent completed units remaining.
[05:05:30] - Autosend completed
[05:05:30] + Attempting to get work packet
[05:05:30] - Will indicate memory of 6144 MB
[05:05:30] - Detect CPU. Vendor: GenuineIntel, Family: 6, Model: 12, Stepping: 2
[05:05:30] - Connecting to assignment server
[05:05:30] Connecting to http://assign.stanford.edu:8080/
[05:05:31] Posted data.
[05:05:31] Initial: 0000; + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
[05:05:31] + Couldn't get work instructions.
[05:05:31] - Attempt #1  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
[05:05:38] + Attempting to get work packet
[05:05:38] - Will indicate memory of 6144 MB
[05:05:38] - Connecting to assignment server
[05:05:38] Connecting to http://assign.stanford.edu:8080/
[05:05:38] Posted data.
[05:05:38] Initial: 0000; + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
[05:05:38] + Couldn't get work instructions.
[05:05:38] - Attempt #2  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
[05:05:49] + Attempting to get work packet
[05:05:49] - Will indicate memory of 6144 MB
[05:05:49] - Connecting to assignment server
[05:05:49] Connecting to http://assign.stanford.edu:8080/
[05:05:49] Posted data.
[05:05:49] Initial: 0000; + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
[05:05:49] + Couldn't get work instructions.
[05:05:49] - Attempt #3  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
[05:06:19] + Attempting to get work packet
[05:06:19] - Will indicate memory of 6144 MB
[05:06:19] - Connecting to assignment server
[05:06:19] Connecting to http://assign.stanford.edu:8080/
[05:06:19] Posted data.
[05:06:19] Initial: 0000; + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
[05:06:19] + Couldn't get work instructions.
[05:06:19] - Attempt #4  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
[05:06:59] + Attempting to get work packet
[05:06:59] - Will indicate memory of 6144 MB
[05:06:59] - Connecting to assignment server
[05:06:59] Connecting to http://assign.stanford.edu:8080/
[05:06:59] Posted data.
[05:06:59] Initial: 0000; + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
[05:06:59] + Couldn't get work instructions.
[05:06:59] - Attempt #5  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
[05:08:22] + Attempting to get work packet
[05:08:22] - Will indicate memory of 6144 MB
[05:08:22] - Connecting to assignment server
[05:08:22] Connecting to http://assign.stanford.edu:8080/
[05:08:22] Posted data.
[05:08:22] Initial: 0000; + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
[05:08:22] + Couldn't get work instructions.
[05:08:22] - Attempt #6  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
[05:11:09] + Attempting to get work packet
[05:11:09] - Will indicate memory of 6144 MB
[05:11:09] - Connecting to assignment server
[05:11:09] Connecting to http://assign.stanford.edu:8080/
[05:11:09] Posted data.
[05:11:09] Initial: 0000; + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
[05:11:09] + Couldn't get work instructions.
[05:11:09] - Attempt #7  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
[05:16:42] + Attempting to get work packet
[05:16:42] - Will indicate memory of 6144 MB
[05:16:42] - Connecting to assignment server
[05:16:42] Connecting to http://assign.stanford.edu:8080/
[05:16:42] Posted data.
[05:16:42] Initial: 0000; + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
[05:16:42] + Couldn't get work instructions.
[05:16:42] - Attempt #8  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
[05:27:33] + Attempting to get work packet
[05:27:33] - Will indicate memory of 6144 MB
[05:27:33] - Connecting to assignment server
[05:27:33] Connecting to http://assign.stanford.edu:8080/
[05:27:33] Posted data.
[05:27:33] Initial: 0000; + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
[05:27:33] + Couldn't get work instructions.
[05:27:33] - Attempt #9  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
[05:49:06] + Attempting to get work packet
[05:49:06] - Will indicate memory of 6144 MB
[05:49:06] - Connecting to assignment server
[05:49:06] Connecting to http://assign.stanford.edu:8080/
[05:49:07] Posted data.
[05:49:07] Initial: 0000; + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
[05:49:07] + Couldn't get work instructions.
[05:49:07] - Attempt #10  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
[06:31:52] + Attempting to get work packet
[06:31:52] - Will indicate memory of 6144 MB
[06:31:52] - Connecting to assignment server
[06:31:52] Connecting to http://assign.stanford.edu:8080/
[06:31:52] Posted data.
[06:31:52] Initial: 0000; + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
[06:31:52] + Couldn't get work instructions.
[06:31:52] - Attempt #11  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
[07:19:57] + Attempting to get work packet
[07:19:57] - Will indicate memory of 6144 MB
[07:19:57] - Connecting to assignment server
[07:19:57] Connecting to http://assign.stanford.edu:8080/
[07:19:57] Posted data.
[07:19:57] Initial: 0000; + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
[07:19:57] + Couldn't get work instructions.
[07:19:57] - Attempt #12  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
[08:07:59] + Attempting to get work packet
[08:07:59] - Will indicate memory of 6144 MB
[08:07:59] - Connecting to assignment server
[08:07:59] Connecting to http://assign.stanford.edu:8080/
[08:08:00] Posted data.
[08:08:00] Initial: 0000; + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
[08:08:00] + Couldn't get work instructions.
[08:08:00] - Attempt #13  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
[08:56:14] + Attempting to get work packet
[08:56:14] - Will indicate memory of 6144 MB
[08:56:14] - Connecting to assignment server
[08:56:14] Connecting to http://assign.stanford.edu:8080/
[08:56:14] Posted data.
[08:56:14] Initial: 0000; + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
[08:56:14] + Couldn't get work instructions.
[08:56:14] - Attempt #14  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
[09:44:25] + Attempting to get work packet
[09:44:25] - Will indicate memory of 6144 MB
[09:44:25] - Connecting to assignment server
[09:44:25] Connecting to http://assign.stanford.edu:8080/
[09:44:25] Posted data.
[09:44:25] Initial: 0000; + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
[09:44:25] + Couldn't get work instructions.
[09:44:25] - Attempt #15  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
[10:32:35] + Attempting to get work packet
[10:32:35] - Will indicate memory of 6144 MB
[10:32:35] - Connecting to assignment server
[10:32:35] Connecting to http://assign.stanford.edu:8080/
[10:32:35] Posted data.
[10:32:35] Initial: 0000; + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
[10:32:35] + Couldn't get work instructions.
[10:32:35] - Attempt #16  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
[11:05:32] - Autosending finished units... [August 25 11:05:32 UTC]
[11:05:32] Trying to send all finished work units
[11:05:32] + No unsent completed units remaining.
[11:05:32] - Autosend completed
[11:20:45] + Attempting to get work packet
[11:20:45] - Will indicate memory of 6144 MB
[11:20:45] - Connecting to assignment server
[11:20:45] Connecting to http://assign.stanford.edu:8080/
[11:20:45] Posted data.
[11:20:45] Initial: 0000; + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
[11:20:45] + Couldn't get work instructions.
[11:20:45] - Attempt #17  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
[12:08:51] + Attempting to get work packet
[12:08:51] - Will indicate memory of 6144 MB
[12:08:51] - Connecting to assignment server
[12:08:51] Connecting to http://assign.stanford.edu:8080/
[12:08:51] Posted data.
[12:08:51] Initial: 0000; + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
[12:08:51] + Couldn't get work instructions.
[12:08:51] - Attempt #18  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
[12:56:59] + Attempting to get work packet
[12:56:59] - Will indicate memory of 6144 MB
[12:56:59] - Connecting to assignment server
[12:56:59] Connecting to http://assign.stanford.edu:8080/
[12:57:00] Posted data.
[12:57:00] Initial: 0000; + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
[12:57:00] + Couldn't get work instructions.
[12:57:00] - Attempt #19  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
[13:45:09] + Attempting to get work packet
[13:45:09] - Will indicate memory of 6144 MB
[13:45:09] - Connecting to assignment server
[13:45:09] Connecting to http://assign.stanford.edu:8080/
[13:45:09] Posted data.
[13:45:09] Initial: 0000; + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
[13:45:09] + Couldn't get work instructions.
[13:45:09] - Attempt #20  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
[14:33:12] + Attempting to get work packet
[14:33:12] - Will indicate memory of 6144 MB
[14:33:12] - Connecting to assignment server
[14:33:12] Connecting to http://assign.stanford.edu:8080/
[14:33:12] Posted data.
[14:33:12] Initial: 0000; + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
[14:33:12] + Couldn't get work instructions.
[14:33:12] - Attempt #21  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
[15:21:21] + Attempting to get work packet
[15:21:21] - Will indicate memory of 6144 MB
[15:21:21] - Connecting to assignment server
[15:21:21] Connecting to http://assign.stanford.edu:8080/
[15:21:22] Posted data.
[15:21:22] Initial: 0000; + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
[15:21:22] + Couldn't get work instructions.
[15:21:22] - Attempt #22  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
[16:09:30] + Attempting to get work packet
[16:09:30] - Will indicate memory of 6144 MB
[16:09:30] - Connecting to assignment server
[16:09:30] Connecting to http://assign.stanford.edu:8080/
[16:09:31] Posted data.
[16:09:31] Initial: 0000; + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
[16:09:31] + Couldn't get work instructions.
[16:09:31] - Attempt #23  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
[16:57:38] + Attempting to get work packet
[16:57:38] - Will indicate memory of 6144 MB
[16:57:38] - Connecting to assignment server
[16:57:38] Connecting to http://assign.stanford.edu:8080/
[16:57:38] Posted data.
[16:57:38] Initial: 0000; + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
[16:57:38] + Couldn't get work instructions.
[16:57:38] - Attempt #24  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
[17:05:33] - Autosending finished units... [August 25 17:05:33 UTC]
[17:05:33] Trying to send all finished work units
[17:05:33] + No unsent completed units remaining.
[17:05:33] - Autosend completed
[17:45:47] + Attempting to get work packet
[17:45:47] - Will indicate memory of 6144 MB
[17:45:47] - Connecting to assignment server
[17:45:47] Connecting to http://assign.stanford.edu:8080/
[17:45:47] Posted data.
[17:45:47] Initial: 0000; + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
[17:45:47] + Couldn't get work instructions.
[17:45:47] - Attempt #25  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
[18:33:48] + Attempting to get work packet
[18:33:48] - Will indicate memory of 6144 MB
[18:33:48] - Connecting to assignment server
[18:33:48] Connecting to http://assign.stanford.edu:8080/
[18:33:49] Posted data.
[18:33:49] Initial: 0000; + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
[18:33:49] + Couldn't get work instructions.
[18:33:49] - Attempt #26  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
[19:21:56] + Attempting to get work packet
[19:21:56] - Will indicate memory of 6144 MB
[19:21:56] - Connecting to assignment server
[19:21:56] Connecting to http://assign.stanford.edu:8080/
[19:21:57] Posted data.
[19:21:57] Initial: 0000; + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
[19:21:57] + Couldn't get work instructions.
[19:21:57] - Attempt #27  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
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Re: "No appropriate work server was available" on Lion

Postby 7im » Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:45 pm

From what I see on the download page, you may want to try a v6.29 client.
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Re: "No appropriate work server was available" on Lion

Postby petrock » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:22 pm

Sorry for the late response, I didn't receive an email that you responded.

How do I get that client? Shouldn't it have been downloaded auto-magically? I tried blowing away all the 'cpu' directories and creating a new local group (in Increase) and that didn't help either. Thanks...
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Re: "No appropriate work server was available" on Lion

Postby 7im » Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:09 pm

Fahcores auto-update, Fahclients do not. Too often, there are new settings or new features in a new client that either break the old client, or that need to be configured manually, so an auto-update would break working clients. Not something that would go over well.

Ya, that sounds right (creating new local group) probably just missed something simple. Anyway, I'm sure a real Mac pro will stop by shortly and help out.
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Re: "No appropriate work server was available" on Lion

Postby calxalot » Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:29 am

If you're running the latest InCrease (2.5.1), it downloads fah 6.29.

You may need to manually delete any old copies of fah6 in the InCrease/cpu* folders, and ~/Library/Application Support/InCrease/bin
Then use the menu item to download fah6.

You can get the latest InCrease from my site http://calxalot.net/InCrease/
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Re: "No appropriate work server was available" on Lion

Postby petrock » Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:59 am

Thanks for the replies. I am using Increase 2.5.1. I uninstalled it via its menu item which got rid of the Increase folder in ~/L/AS and blew away the cpu directories. I then quit/relaunched InCrease and it downloaded the 6.24.1 client again...

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-n downloading http://www.stanford.edu/group/pandegroup/folding/release/Folding@home-OSX-6.24.1.mpkg.zip ...

  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed

  0     0    0     0    0     0      0      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:--     0
100  465k  100  465k    0     0  1117k      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 6742k

unzipping Folding@home-OSX-6.24.1.mpkg ...
extracting fah6 from archive ...

upgrading all Local Group units to fah6...


done.
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Re: "No appropriate work server was available" on Lion

Postby calxalot » Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:35 pm

Ok, I found the problem. Fah 6.29 is intel only, so the script checks for intel i386, but Lion is 64 bit, so the check fails and the script downloads the universal 6.24 client.

I should have a new InCrease up by tomorrow morning.
If you don't want to wait that long, you could use the official pref pane installer and just use InCrease to monitor and optionally pause folding.
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Re: "No appropriate work server was available" on Lion

Postby calxalot » Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:19 am

I finally put up InCrease 2.5.2, but it's intel-only. When I figure out how xcode munged my build settings, the next version will be universal again.
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