How do I know when it's done??

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How do I know when it's done??

Postby Psykhotic » Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:45 am

I don't really get the client for OS X. Is there a way I can see when the WU will be finished? And can I tell it to start a new one immediately? Earlier it finished (stopped) so I had to disable it and start it again to get a new WU.

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Re: How do I know when it's done??

Postby k1wi » Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:30 pm

Hi Psykhotic - if you post your log file in here (between [code ] brackets) it'll help the guys diagnose your problem and solution. By default it should only complete a solo work unit if you select the -oneunit /pause on finish option.
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Re: How do I know when it's done??

Postby bruce » Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:54 pm

I'm not a Mac person and I've never used the V6 client that you're using so I don't have a good basis for comparison. Some people run that client from the CLI and read the messages in the text window. Others use 3rd party tools.

There's a beta version of the V7 client being tested here: If you're willing to accept the fact that it might or might not work for you, I do know that it has a GUI interface which allows you to assess progress. It is not bug-free, but if you're willing to overlook some small issues that still need to be fixed, there's a pretty good chance that you'll like it better than the CLI version that you're currently using.
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Re: How do I know when it's done??

Postby Psykhotic » Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:45 pm

Where do I find a log? All I have is the preference pane and FahCore_a3.exe running in the activity monitor.
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Re: How do I know when it's done??

Postby Joe_H » Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:43 pm

The location of the log file depends on which version of Folding you are running. For the version 6 you are running, it is in your account directory under Library/Folding@home as a .txt file. A previous version of the log may also be there. There is also a work unit log for the current unit in the Work folder in ~/Library/Folding@home.

As for stopping after one work unit, the preference pane has not honored the "-oneunit' flag in any of the version 6 folding apps that I have tried over the last few years. So, for times that I wanted to be sure that was followed, I used folding from the CLI.
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Re: How do I know when it's done??

Postby Psykhotic » Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:49 am

I wish I knew how to get it to finish.. I'm using my passkey on there and folding bigadv on my new PC. I don't want to mess up my bonus by bailing on the MBP folding but it's starting to run hot and I have no way of knowing when the WU will finish.
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Re: How do I know when it's done??

Postby Joe_H » Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:44 pm

Post a copy of the log, it will give enough information to see how far the unit has gone and about how much longer it would take to finish. As for seeing continuously how you are doing, that is one reason I preferred to run version 6 from the command line. That shows the progress every percent of completion. The preference pane approach is not as visible, folding is completely in the background.

It would also be useful to know what unit you are processing. The ones available for version 6 and Mac's are a fairly small group, so it would not be hard to tell what is normal. Also, what MBP are you folding on? I occasionally fold on a 2.4 GHz MacBook, it completes units in about 24-25 hours.
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Re: How do I know when it's done??

Postby werty316 » Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:23 am

To monitoring a WU give F@H Wudget a try: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=14437
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