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Offline fred

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What is BoincMonitor
« on: June 23, 2010, 04:38:31 pm »
BoincMonitor is a small tool that logs all BOINC results.

The results are logged to screen and to file.

Additionally it reports errors from the stderr text produced by SETI Lunatics optimized programs.

It's an easy way to track if everything is working as it should. A lot of defect GPU's (CUDA) report a task as ok, but the error text shows otherwise.
Frequent errors on the same device can point to a defective card or the wrong driver.




stderr buffer

The default setting is keep stderr copies for 1 day, if you want to change this e.g. to 7 days:

Create a file called monitor_config.xml in the same folder as the exe.
Place this in the file:

<config>
   <options>
      <stderr_out>   7   </stderr_out>
   </options>
</config>

stderr_out keep a copy of stderr_out for a number of days, 0 will disable this feature.
The files are stored here: C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\eFMer\BoincMonitor\stderr

V 0.2

Add: Stores stderr in /stderr folder for 1 day.
Add: monitor_config.xml file with options.
Changed: Logging now in a separate window.
Changed: Stores screen position.
« Last Edit: October 17, 2012, 09:15:08 am by fred »

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Re: What is BoincMonitor
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2010, 01:12:29 pm »
The results are logged to screen and to file.
I assume it is snooping the local client_state.xml, as there is no network activity.
Where do the results go (into which file)?
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Re: What is BoincMonitor
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2010, 01:40:04 pm »
The results are logged to screen and to file.
1) I assume it is snooping the local client_state.xml, as there is no network activity.
2) Where do the results go (into which file)?
1) Correct, this gives info, that is not exposed otherwise. Furthermore this gives little overhead. (I hope).
2) Output folder: C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\eFMer\BoincMonitor

/capture there are 3 copies of the state file.
/ log here are the logging files.

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Re: What is BoincMonitor
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2010, 06:26:53 pm »
Is this tool still available for download as i cannot find it  ;D
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Re: What is BoincMonitor
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2010, 06:33:29 pm »
Is this tool still available for download as i cannot find it  ;D
It is in the BoincTasks program folder.

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Re: What is BoincMonitor
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2010, 07:39:54 pm »
Great did not look there :)

Another program to play with
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