What does "resent lost tasks" really mean? What are the technical reasons tasks become lost?

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Message 44966 - Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 12:37:30 UTC

What does "resent lost tasks" really mean? What are the technical reasons tasks become lost? How did S@H operate for years w/o this facility?
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What does "resent lost tasks" really mean? What are the technical reasons tasks become lost? How did S@H operate for years w/o this facility?

A lost task is a work unit the server thinks was sent to your computer but for whatever reason your computer did not receive it. Reasons could be anything from a bad checksum to http errors or timeouts.

A task is resent when your computer next talks to the server and the server notices that the task isn't in the list of tasks your computer reports to be crunched, if the resend switch is on.

It survived because even if it didn't resend the task to your computer eventually it would timeout and be sent to someone's computer to be crunched.

Hope this answers you.
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