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October 19, 2014, 11:43:25 PM
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Very interesting. I'm using a faster than class 10 card (UHS-1), a SanDisk Extreme Pro 32GB. As a Linux noob, should I just reboot the Titan every ~5 days or so? Or should I attempt to figure out how to disable the swap partition?

I suggest keep an eye on 'top'.
In particular the "KiB Mem:" line.
Reboot before 'free' reaches zero.

I made my observation on just 2 snapshots and noticed increased RAM usage.
It might level off in which case there is a different cause of SD corruption.

Next on the list is lack of resources.
Any load level above 1.0 is sub optimal.
Even OC'd there is a bottleneck.

I would definately NOT always have a web page open on the miner.
I'd consider not always having 'screen' running.
I'd also only run 'top' when I was gonna look, it uses resources too.


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October 19, 2014, 11:46:27 PM
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Any recent Titan shipments received ?

Anybody who paid on day 2 receive a Titan yet ?
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October 19, 2014, 11:47:46 PM
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I can not understand why so slow

With Jupiter they had ship all the batch 1 until one month
And now why
They do that
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October 20, 2014, 02:10:56 AM
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Disclaimer: I have no Titan but I do dabble with RPi on occasion.
I have also been using Linux for over 20 years.
Back in the days of expensive RAM, swap problems were on most peoples radar.

I think the SD corruption is caused by 'swap' partition.

Based on 2 screenshots, 2 days apart, by Prelude above, one 'might' determine...
The miner has a slow RAM leak.
I'd guess 6-8 days till it runs out of RAM
(based on the tiny sample of 2 screenshots)

If/when it runs out of RAM it starts using the swap partition for RAM storage.

With a fast 'spinning platter' hard disk swapping RAM to disk destroys performance.

With swap on an SD card expect worse performance.
Using an SD for swap could be expected to kill the SD card also.
IMneverHO

If it were mine I would eliminate the swap partition and learn to live with available RAM.
I'd consider it better that the miner just stop and reboot when RAM is exhausted.
I doubt it would keep mining anyways because swap is too slow to use as RAM.
At least it would restart without SD corruption.

A class 10 SDcard might help but they were not designed for random access usage.


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Very interesting. I'm using a faster than class 10 card (UHS-1), a SanDisk Extreme Pro 32GB. As a Linux noob, should I just reboot the Titan every ~5 days or so? Or should I attempt to figure out how to disable the swap partition?

The same disclaimer: I have no KNC products.

You need not to reboot it every 5 days unless there is a memory leak so it stops to work or respond.

Looking at the Top screenshot I see that there is a plenty of free RAM. Also, there is zero of swap space used. So I do not see the point to have a swap partition enabled at all.
To disable swap partition open the /etc/fstab file and comment out the line that has 'swap' word in it by putting the sharp character ('#') at the beginning of the line, then save file and reboot. Should you have any issues with web interface or anything else due to exactly this tuning you may re-enable swap by removing the comment.

Anyway, provided that swap is most likely not used the one thing that may actually kill the SD cards (apart from improper power off sequence) is a frequent writes the OS does to the file system when it accesses any file if the file system mounted with default options. By default the system updates last access time on each file it accesses (even for read only operation on a file). So each time when a new process is spawned its atime is updated. When any script is run by the cron job for example, all related files have their atime updated. To change that behavior you need to change the options used to mount the file system. In the same /etc/fstab file locate the lines related to the persistent file systems:

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/dev/mmcblk0p1  /boot           vfat    defaults,noatime,nodiratime          0       2
/dev/mmcblk0p2  /               ext4    defaults,noatime,nodiratime  0       1

This is as I set it for my RPi that runs for more than a year inside bitfury based miner with the same SD card (a cheap one, I don't recall the brand). The place where this miner installed sometimes has power outages (once-twice a month) but even these events did not kill the SD in my miner.

The tips are greatly appreciated if the thing above helps someone.
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October 20, 2014, 12:41:36 PM
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KNC engineers dragged away from their 16mm chip development for their data farm to work on Titan.....yes they are confused/upset/and wondering why they
are bothering ..90 day warranty and no refunds so from their point of view why bother? The equip will likely not last 90 days anyway!

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yes, YES!  This picture fkn nails it!!!!

Hey,  what the hell you replying to this post you didn't buy this hunk of shit called a Titan.  Furthermore, change your avatar, it makes me want to play with my chicken.   Smiley
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October 20, 2014, 07:07:34 PM
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Hi all,

My name is Henrik Ask and I represent a debt collector in Sweden called God Finans (Good Finance in english).
I just got a case from a client here in Sweden who had not got his refund on a Neptune and we helped him get his money back.

As I understand it there are more people out there that have claims on KnC Miner. Please feel free to contact me and I will be glad to help you get your money back.

You can contact me on henrik.ask@godfinans.nu
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October 20, 2014, 08:43:08 PM
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i'll send you a email now !
people come on ! lets sue this assholes

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October 20, 2014, 08:48:57 PM
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i'll send you a email now !
people come on ! lets sue this assholes

I would advise caution sending personal/financial information to random people on the internet, even ones who claim to be Swedish lawyers...

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October 20, 2014, 08:59:14 PM
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i'll send you a email now !
people come on ! lets sue this assholes

I would advise caution sending personal/financial information to random people on the internet, even ones who claim to be Swedish lawyers...


thank you for worrying for me
i think it's legit http://www.godfinans.nu/en-GB

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October 20, 2014, 09:04:08 PM
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i'll send you a email now !
people come on ! lets sue this assholes

I would advise caution sending personal/financial information to random people on the internet, even ones who claim to be Swedish lawyers...


thank you for worrying for me
i think it's legit http://www.godfinans.nu/en-GB

yw, good luck.

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October 20, 2014, 10:12:38 PM
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This company's rating has been updated in the Manufacturer Trustworthiness thread.

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October 20, 2014, 10:21:38 PM
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Well that tosser Kurt banned me for asking difficult questions and making pointed observations about the Titan quality issues, reliability problems and KNC's inability to either fix the firmware or deliver a working product on schedule. He continues to delete inconvenient posts, calls customers liars, blames the pools, argues with customers after they are banned and unable to reply, refuses to give customers any information about shipping dates and generally carries on like the pissy little twink he is.


I think we need to start a KNC 'banned with pride' subchapter of bitcointalk
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October 20, 2014, 11:06:04 PM
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anybody from EU is tryign to do something?

i want refund too but we need european lawyer/company im in EU also.

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October 20, 2014, 11:34:35 PM
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Hi all,

My name is Henrik Ask and I represent a debt collector in Sweden called God Finans (Good Finance in english).
I just got a case from a client here in Sweden who had not got his refund on a Neptune and we helped him get his money back.

As I understand it there are more people out there that have claims on KnC Miner. Please feel free to contact me and I will be glad to help you get your money back.

You can contact me on henrik.ask@godfinans.nu

maybe him ? http://se.linkedin.com/pub/henrik-ask/37/9ab/b4b

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October 20, 2014, 11:38:51 PM
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Before you can successfully collect on a debt, you first need a legal judgement against KNC. This firm appears to be debt collectors, not lawyers.

At the moment, I don't think there are any outstanding legal claims.
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October 21, 2014, 03:53:05 AM
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Actually, I'm still waiting my miner, I really hope to receive it, even through I will lost fiat for it, but I still have a miner, that's what I'm thinking now, just wish KnCminer could solve problems and ship as quickly as possible.

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October 21, 2014, 04:04:51 AM
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Actually, I'm still waiting my miner

Same.  I've been "braced for impact" for 40 days now.

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October 21, 2014, 04:32:38 AM
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Actually, I'm still waiting my miner

Same.  I've been "braced for impact" for 40 days now.

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October 21, 2014, 04:41:29 AM
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Actually, I'm still waiting my miner, I really hope to receive it, even through I will lost fiat for it, but I still have a miner, that's what I'm thinking now, just wish KnCminer could solve problems and ship as quickly as possible.


getting it eventually is not the issue...it won't get even 1/2 of what you paid for it on a best case imho

the problem is from looking on this thread and the www.kncminer.com thread...is that 9 out of 10 times it just won't plain work

on multi-pool

with fast block coins

only seems to kinda work with litecoin pools at best

plug burn out issues

most of the titans I can tell shipped so far have at least ONE cube bad if not the controller

an SD card they recomend you swap to a better class 10 version....although their instructions on knc site up till recently were incorrect

no real manual/fix stuff on the fly /DIY instructions on the site

anyway kinda makes me wonder if I should just sell it on ebay in hand un opened and walk from this headache

current price on ebay is 4.8k as of today in hand unopened 'buy it now" FYI

so me I'm not sweating it not arriving.....with probably easily more then 75% of the units they have shipped (not all that many) going back to RMA
..the likely slow down in shipping is they have practically as many units coming back via RMA as they have going out

it is quite the 'clusterf**K don't ya know

me legal miner in USA can write off 1/4 in equip depreciation (over 5 years) should I choose...and truthfully EVEN WITH THAT  I bet on a best case

will only get 1/3 (including the above write off) of the purchase price back...another 3-4 weeks of this and people can almost expect a complete loss imho

esp if the mutlipool and only can do litecoin pools continues to be the case

as far as support goes..only KURT on knc forums and he is in FULL denial mode..so if you piss him off you won't get any answers..truthfully he has no idea
or control of what the higher ups are doing anyway ..just a tech guy....but to say he is getting a bit tired of us yelling is an understatement

so knc is now in full bfl mode.......$$$ corrupt I guess....they have fallen very very fall...trashed they good reputation imho........stunned at how fast they

..in zombie speak .... 'turned' so to speak into BFL

anyway imho it is all moot......on when they ship it .unless they fix a hell of a lot from quality control to multi-pools and the rest...and I don't see them

giving enough of a damn for this to happen....90 day warrenty for most Titans (they will not tell WHEN that started SOME  front end titans get 1 year
but if that is 1st day orders or not they won't say..they just say 'when you signed up whatever the toss said when you paid..)

so imho they will just run this out say 120 days (of which for some folk 30 days is almost gone) ..get the crap out the door like the frankenjupiters and walk
away from all equip to customer sales...directly to their data hall investment farm

KURT sorry to say is the last man out of the building holding the line...till they tell him to run like hell off the forums when the 90 days is kaput for most of us

i see no other outcome from their past actions then a full rout/run away from their responsibilities ...again the 'deafening silence" they are too quiet...
compared to the 'volume' of unsatisfied customers....the only reason is they just plain don't plan on answering us....they are just gonna frigging walk away imho

















 

 

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October 21, 2014, 06:51:11 AM
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I'm still waiting for my 2-for-1 bonus Neptune.

I expected to get it in August, now it is October.

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