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Questions / Re: Throttling VirtualBox BOINC Tasks
« Last post by tkelley on Today at 03:34:21 am »
Great idea!  That worked well.  Can't believe I didn't think of it.  Thank you!
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Questions / Re: Throttling VirtualBox BOINC Tasks
« Last post by fred on July 15, 2018, 10:08:57 am »
In the BOINC settings (Boinc Manager or BoincTasks) did you try setting Use at most xx % of CPU time.
That should limit the amount of time the CPU is allowed to run on a task.

With Throttle it's not always possible as in this case.
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Questions / Re: Throttling VirtualBox
« Last post by tkelley on July 09, 2018, 05:44:43 am »
TThrottle seems to be aware of the VMs being used by Cosmology@Home.  This line appears on the Programs tab (when "connect to BOINC client" is unchecked):

CPU: vboxwrapper_26200_windows_x86_64.exe, PID: 5560, Threads: 8

and these appear on the list on the BOINC tab:

www.cosmologyathome.org = vboxwrapper_26200_windows_x86_64
...
Slot = #vboxwrapper_26200_windows_x86_64.exe

Nonetheless, TThrottle seems unable to reduce the CPU usage of these processes.

The process that appears in Task Manager as the one that's eating all the CPU doesn't show up in TThrottle; it's called VBoxHeadless.exe.  Is there some way to add it to TThrottle as something that should be managed?
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Questions / Throttling VirtualBox BOINC Tasks
« Last post by tkelley on July 08, 2018, 11:18:29 pm »
I recently installed Cosmology@Home, which spawns Linux virtual machines in Oracle VirtualBox to do the work.  They immediately began consuming 100% of the processors they were using, driving up the temperature above the set limits.  I saw reference in the development history to the addition of support for VirtualBox VMs; is there something I need to do to get TThrottle to manage BOINC tasks running in a VM?
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Questions / Re: BoincTasks Update
« Last post by fred on July 04, 2018, 07:11:28 am »
My copy of BoincTask is continuously downloading version 1.77 instead of 1.78 when trying to update.
Thanks for reporting, I corrected the problem.
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Questions / BoincTasks Update
« Last post by kavamaken on July 04, 2018, 04:29:24 am »
My copy of BoincTask is continuously downloading version 1.77 instead of 1.78 when trying to update.
But I managed to update by manually downloading update from site.
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Questions / Re: Boinc client will not close during computer shutdown
« Last post by LumenDan on June 29, 2018, 08:41:40 am »
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In V 1.78 BoincTasks no longer blocks shutdown.

Thanks for the update Fred, it's good to hear that.
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Questions / Re: Boinc client will not close during computer shutdown
« Last post by fred on June 28, 2018, 12:15:19 pm »
In V 1.78 BoincTasks no longer blocks shutdown.
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Beta Testing / Re: New Version
« Last post by fred on June 28, 2018, 12:10:45 pm »
V 1.78

Changed: Messages: No longer breaks up longer message text introduced in 1.77.
Changed: Exit messages moved to startup.log.
Changed: If Windows is closing down, BoincTasks now immediately shuts down.
Fixed: Messages: Shows incorrect highlight color.
Fixed: Statistics graph help pointed to the wrong web page.
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Questions / Re: Boinc client will not close during computer shutdown
« Last post by fred on June 28, 2018, 10:36:51 am »
I have also noticed that BoincTasks is often listed as a program that is preventing shutdown.
I'm using Visul Studio Prof 2013 in CPP.
BoincTasks does all the above.

In ON_WM_QUERYENDSESSION it starts shutting down BoincTasks, the same as in File->exit and this may take a while.
The logging is done here:
C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\eFMer\BoincTasks\log
The log of the previous day should show
Exit ---- BoincTasks is shutting down, because Windows sends an end session
Exit ---- BoincTasks has shut down
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