Question Mark Against One of My Hosts ..

Graham Jenkins ID: 1626 Posts: 159
19 Mar 2016 07:58 AM

When I look at my recent activity, I see a question mark against what is probably my most active host. Does this mean I'm not getting points credited for work done on that ('gecko') host?  Or .. ?

Jo1252 ID: 1311 Posts: 81
20 Mar 2016 08:15 PM

It probably means that the Operating System (OS) is unknown to Charity Engine.

Have a look at Last activity and Work ratio. These should indicate if your host is winning points.

You can also look in the BOINC software, under the statistics tab, you can see the points earned of the host. If it is increasing, it is all good.

Graham Jenkins ID: 1626 Posts: 159
20 Mar 2016 09:10 PM

Well .. Last Activity shows that the host is communicating, and Statistics Tab shows that the host is doing useful work .. so I'm just hoping that what's being communicated is a record of that useful work.

Work Ratio doesn't help much, because there are a couple of hosts there, and one of them has been quite busy of late.

But I'm puzzled about why the OS would be unknown to CE:

$ lsb_release -a
 LSB Version:    :base-4.0-amd64:base-4.0-noarch:core-4.0-amd64:core-4.0-noarch
 Distributor ID:    CentOS
 Description:    CentOS release 6.5 (Final)
 Release:    6.5
 Codename:    Final

Tristan Olive ID: 22 Posts: 380
21 Mar 2016 05:30 PM

Graham, it should be fixed now. As Jo alluded, it was just a cosmetic issue on the page with regards to the OS, nothing to do with points for that host.