FAH GPU Tracker V2

FAH GPU Tracker V2 is a Folding@Home Client tracking and control program


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    jay9228jay

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    Optional retention of old fahlog in work folder

    Post by jay9228jay on Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:56 am

    Feature Name:

    option to retain old fahlog.txt

    What does this feature do:

    prevents fahtracker from deleting the fahlog aftr a completed wu

    Why would this feature be useful to be include in the tracker:

    specifically for me, I run 3 rigs for folding, but since they are all in my basement to keep heat and noise away from my upstairs I monitor all the clients from my laptop which does not fold using HFM.. I would like to see if any clients have failed for any reason, but since the fahlog gets wiped I have to go downstairs and look on each individual rig's fahtracker records to check them. If the fahlog stayed the way it does when running a normal client without the tracker, you can see the number of completed/failed wu's from one central monitoring point (hfm, or a separate monitor only console you havent started writing yet *hint)

    I think this would be an option others would appriciate also. I am unaware of why fahtracker deletes the log each time also.. anyone able to explain that one?

    Thanks
    - Jay
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    Re: Optional retention of old fahlog in work folder

    Post by jedi95 on Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:53 pm

    Changing this behavior would require redesigning a significant part of the Tracker's client control code. There are many functions that rely on FAHlog.txt containing exactly 1 WU worth of log entries. Changing this would take a great deal of time.

    Then, features like Heat Control wouldn't work at all since they require the -oneunit shutdown. And finally, it would no longer be possible to switch to oneunit mode in the middle of a WU without restarting the client.

    I think the best solution to this would be to add a feature that allows the Tracker to monitor other instances of itself through the status.xml file. I would need to add a WU failure count or some other way of monitoring problems. I might decide to make this a standalone program, but I don't know yet.

    Expect to see some solution to this problem, but not in the immediate future. Something like this is going to take time.


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    Re: Optional retention of old fahlog in work folder

    Post by jay9228jay on Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:43 pm

    Ok, thanks for the quick response, and thanks also for writing this great tool.

    EDIT: I thought I had an idea, turns out it would not work..


    I'll be happy to beta test any possible solutions whenever they are available. Thanks for looking into this,
    Cheers
    - Jay

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