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Message 35 - Posted: 27 Mar 2018, 16:10:39 UTC
Last modified: 27 Mar 2018, 16:33:07 UTC

All the tasks from the latest batch are erring out with message "Error creating VirtualBox instance".

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https://boinc.nanohub.org/nanoHUB_at_home/result.php?resultid=243934
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Message 36 - Posted: 11 Apr 2018, 23:11:04 UTC

My last three tasks were reported as having ended in error on your site while the VMs were still running on my machine
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Message 38 - Posted: 18 Apr 2018, 0:28:08 UTC - in response to Message 36.  

My last three tasks were reported as having ended in error on your site while the VMs were still running on my machine


The last bunch does the same, but now the system almost gets out of control while the VM runs and the WU is still on the system too.
System freezes, other projects get errors.

Your VMs have far too little video RAM too -it is being marked as an invalid setting.
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Message 40 - Posted: 18 Jun 2018, 21:24:44 UTC
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Your cleanup fails because it wants to remove a Windows virtual machine, while the actual virtual machine is a Linux one.
Because the cleanup fails, RAM is nor freed. So, after a few Virtual machines have run all available RAM is in use and the system gets out of control.
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Message 69 - Posted: 13 Nov 2018, 18:05:08 UTC
Last modified: 13 Nov 2018, 18:05:21 UTC

Yes. This is a problem. The tasks continue to run in VirtualBox, even though BOINC thinks they ended in error.
I will now set to "No New Tasks" for this project...
... because I cannot allow resources to be wasted like this, and do not want to subject my other tasks to having any problems.
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