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Message 429 - Posted: 21 Feb 2006, 16:47:59 UTC

I\'d like to draw people\'s attention to the point that there is no guarantee that test WU from Ralph will not affect other projects. This means there is a small risk that ongoing work for another project might get toasted.

For most projects that would be mildly irritating - a day\'s work or so lost. For CPDN that would be very annoying. My suggestion is to only let Ralph run on a CPDN box if the CPDN result has not yet reached say its fourth trickle, so that not too much time would be lost. Then take that box off Ralph for a long while, till the next CPDN WU starts.

Alternatiely, if you ignore the above, do do do please make sure you backup the boinc directory regularly so that if Ralph fries the CPDN stuff you can roll back.

Or, of course, don\'t run the Ralph on the same box as CPDN at all -- but that would be a pity, it wouyld be nice if there was at least some interworking.

Once again, this is a private view from me as an individual participant - it is not official advice from either Ralph or from CPDN.

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Message 444 - Posted: 22 Feb 2006, 1:30:48 UTC - in response to Message 429.  

I\'d like to draw people\'s attention to the point that there is no guarantee that test WU from Ralph will not affect other projects. This means there is a small risk that ongoing work for another project might get toasted.

For most projects that would be mildly irritating - a day\'s work or so lost. For CPDN that would be very annoying. My suggestion is to only let Ralph run on a CPDN box if the CPDN result has not yet reached say its fourth trickle, so that not too much time would be lost. Then take that box off Ralph for a long while, till the next CPDN WU starts.

Alternatiely, if you ignore the above, do do do please make sure you backup the boinc directory regularly so that if Ralph fries the CPDN stuff you can roll back.

Or, of course, don\'t run the Ralph on the same box as CPDN at all -- but that would be a pity, it wouyld be nice if there was at least some interworking.

Once again, this is a private view from me as an individual participant - it is not official advice from either Ralph or from CPDN.

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Very good point! I would add that for CPDN the recommended setting for \"Keep application in memory during swaps\" is YES. So if you are running the two side by side, to some extent this would limit your testing for RALPH as one of the things RALPH is testing is taking applications OUT of memory during application swaps.

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