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E. F. Kops
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Message 22743 - Posted: 13 May 2006, 16:52:30 UTC

Yesterday, the program (hadcm3lb 5.08) stopped after timestep 123151 (15. 9. 1925) with the message: \"Result hadcm3lbm_9gty_05210985_0 exited with zero status but no \'finished\' file.\"
The program first went back to 1. 9. 1925, proceeded to the same TS, crashed again and then went back to 1. 12. 1924.
Today th program advanced again to TS 123151, crashed, went back first to 1. 9. 1925 and then to 1. 12. 1924.
The climate of my model is extremly dry. No rain, wether in the tropics nor in rainy England.

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Message 22744 - Posted: 13 May 2006, 17:02:53 UTC

When the program encounters a problem, it rewinds 1 day and tries again.
If it still has a problem, it rewinds 1 month, and tries again.
If it still has a problem, it rewinds 1 year, and tries again.
If it STILL has a problem, it gives up, and issues an error message.

This appears to be what it\'s doing with your current model. There may be something wrong with the combination of values in the parameters used, and it\'s trying to adjust. Not all combinations are valid, but the only way to find the \'bad\' sets is to run them.

Let it continue, at least for a few hours. Post again if it is still doing it, with the dates returned to each time if possible. This may be valuable info for the programmers.

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Message 22771 - Posted: 15 May 2006, 10:01:04 UTC
Last modified: 15 May 2006, 10:01:22 UTC

Do you have some zero length *c10 files in the directory projects/climateprediction.net/hadcm3lbm_9gty_05210985/dataout?

It sounds like you\'re experiencing the same model rewind problem that a few people (including myself) have been hit with recently, and the zero length files are one of the symptoms. If that\'s the case the only way to get out of the loop is by manually aborting the result and downloading a new one.
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