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Karlis Balcers
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Karlis Balcers  

I want to report 2 bugs found in metatester agents:

  1. MetaTester.exe processes on local computer is running with "Low" priority but on remote computers with "Normal" priority (can see in Task Manager). Problem is that remote computers are useless when optimisation has started and I could not change priority level.
  2. If there is some connection problem between local PC and remote Agents then their status change to "failed" and no reconnections are made till end of optimisation. Since optimisation takes a lot of time (for new MT5) then it normally takes more than 1 day and every Agent is important to finish optimisation as fast as possible. Every morning my 2 quad core computers, with 4 agents each, has lost at least 3 - 6 Agents (connected with WiFi). I don't want to babysit my remote Agents.
Thank you reading, I hope this will be solved soon!

Alexey Da
Moderator
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Alexey Da  

1. We will investigate it. 

2. You are right, if agent is turned off with status failed (because of EA or connection error) it will not be restarted automatically. We are going to make this feature. At this moment you can restart disabled agent manually (just open agent in Agents tab for editing and press Ok without any changes). You should check agents log files anyway. It could help you to realise the reason of disabling.

Karlis Balcers
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Karlis Balcers  
alexvd:

1. We will investigate it. 

2. You are right, if agent is turned off with status failed (because of EA or connection error) it will not be restarted automatically. We are going to make this feature. At this moment you can restart disabled agent manually (just open agent in Agents tab for editing and press Ok without any changes). You should check agents log files anyway. It could help you to realise the reason of disabling.

Thank you!
Karlis Balcers
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Karlis Balcers  
tsaktuo:

I want to report 2 bugs found in metatester agents:

  1. MetaTester.exe processes on local computer is running with "Low" priority but on remote computers with "Normal" priority (can see in Task Manager). Problem is that remote computers are useless when optimisation has started and I could not change priority level.
  2. If there is some connection problem between local PC and remote Agents then their status change to "failed" and no reconnections are made till end of optimisation. Since optimisation takes a lot of time (for new MT5) then it normally takes more than 1 day and every Agent is important to finish optimisation as fast as possible. Every morning my 2 quad core computers, with 4 agents each, has lost at least 3 - 6 Agents (connected with WiFi). I don't want to babysit my remote Agents.
Thank you reading, I hope this will be solved soon!

3. 32bit metatesters doesn't work with 64bit agents. I have remote computer running 64bit OS (Win7) and I see that 64bit MetaTrader is installed with 64bit metatester processes. When my local computer connects to it, I can see regular handshake:

2010.08.05 18:24:29 Home-G-2 Common synchronization completed

2010.08.05 18:24:24 Home-G-2 Authorized (agent build 302)

2010.08.05 18:24:24 Home-G-2 Connected

2010.08.05 18:24:23 Home-G-2 Connecting to 89.201.XXX.XXX:2011

2010.08.05 18:24:23 Home-G-2 Genetic pass (123, 8161802073) started

2010.08.05 18:24:23 Agents Agent "Home-G-2" enabled

...but, it never returns till I disable it:

 2010.08.05 18:27:21 Home-G-2 Disconnected

2010.08.05 18:27:21 Home-G-2 Optimization pass (123, 8161802073) returned to queue

I know that average time for one test is around 60 seconds but I was waiting for hours (not when I recorded log).

Interesting that remote processor is working all the time (25% increase for every enabled Agent).

My guess - it's compatibility issue between 32 and 64 bit processes.

Is it possible to force setup.exe to install 32bit application?

Alexey Da
Moderator
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Alexey Da  
tsaktuo:

3. 32bit metatesters doesn't work with 64bit agents. I have remote computer running 64bit OS (Win7) and I see that 64bit MetaTrader is installed with 64bit metatester processes. When my local computer connects to it, I can see regular handshake:

2010.08.05 18:24:29 Home-G-2 Common synchronization completed

2010.08.05 18:24:24 Home-G-2 Authorized (agent build 302)

2010.08.05 18:24:24 Home-G-2 Connected

2010.08.05 18:24:23 Home-G-2 Connecting to 89.201.XXX.XXX:2011

2010.08.05 18:24:23 Home-G-2 Genetic pass (123, 8161802073) started

2010.08.05 18:24:23 Agents Agent "Home-G-2" enabled

...but, it never returns till I disable it:

 2010.08.05 18:27:21 Home-G-2 Disconnected

2010.08.05 18:27:21 Home-G-2 Optimization pass (123, 8161802073) returned to queue

I know that average time for one test is around 60 seconds but I was waiting for hours (not when I recorded log).

Interesting that remote processor is working all the time (25% increase for every enabled Agent).

My guess - it's compatibility issue between 32 and 64 bit processes.

Could you:

1. send logs of your remote agent?

2. provide us your EA source?

 

 

Is it possible to force setup.exe to install 32bit application?

 

Try to run mt5setup.exe in command line with argument /32

mt5setup.exe /32

 

Karlis Balcers
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Karlis Balcers  

Now my Agents are running ForwardTesting and they failing all the time (not all of them) and there are no good error description:

2010.08.06 14:25:03 Work1 Disconnected

2010.08.06 14:25:03 Work1 Optimization pass (0, 33432725232) returned to queue

...

2010.08.06 14:24:03 Work1 EURUSD: history synchronization completed [21 Kb]

2010.08.06 14:24:03 Work1 EURUSD: history for 2010 year synchronized

2010.08.06 14:24:03 Work1 Common synchronization completed

2010.08.06 14:24:01 Work1 Authorized (agent build 302)

2010.08.06 14:24:01 Work1 Connected

2010.08.06 14:24:01 Work1 Connecting to 10.1.1.136:2000

2010.08.06 14:24:01 Work1 Forward pass 33432725232 started

 And this is from remote agent:

NO 0 10.1.1.123 14:24:01 login (build 302)

ND 0 Network 14:24:01 3124 bytes of account info loaded

DN 0 Network 14:24:01 3764 bytes of group info loaded

LI 0 Network 14:24:01 7162 bytes of tester parameters loaded

CK 0 Network 14:24:01 275 bytes of selected symbols loaded

GR 0 Tester 14:24:01 Expert file added: Experts\K_eHighProfit.ex5. 18159 bytes loaded

LN 0 Tester 14:24:01 Initial deposit 5000.00 USD

JD 0 Tester 14:24:01 Successfully initialized

NH 0 Tester 14:24:01 Optimization pass 33432725232 started

DL 0 Network 14:24:02 51 Kb of total initialization data received

MJ 0 14:24:02 Performance: 51

LS 0 Symbols 14:24:03 EURUSD: symbol synchronized. 3304 bytes of symbol info received.

GH 0 History 14:24:04 EURUSD: load 21 Kb of history data to synchronize

MO 0 History 14:24:04 EURUSD: history synchronized from 2007.01.01 to 2010.08.05

MR 0 History 14:24:10 EURUSD: contains 463157 M1 records of beginning data from 2009.01.02 06:01 to 2010.04.09 22:59

DF 0 History 14:24:10 EURUSD,Daily: history cache reserved for estimated 415 bars

KF 0 History 14:24:10 EURUSD,Daily: history begins from 2009.01.02 00:00

FQ 0 Tester 14:24:10 EURUSD,Daily: every tick generating

NH 0 Tester 14:24:10 EURUSD,Daily: testing of Experts\K_eHighProfit.ex5 from 2010.04.12 00:00 to 2010.08.05 00:00 started with inputs:

HJ 0 Tester 14:24:10  _01=- Trend Breakout -

HL 0 Tester 14:24:10  BreakoutPeriode=1

LL 0 Tester 14:24:10  TrendPeriode=1

FD 0 Tester 14:24:10  _02=- Orders -

FL 0 Tester 14:24:10  OnlyShort=0

FO 0 Tester 14:24:10  OnlyLong=0

CG 0 Tester 14:24:10  MaxTradesPerBar=99

PF 0 Tester 14:24:10  StopLoss=25

KN 0 Tester 14:24:10  BreakEven=6

KP 0 Tester 14:24:10  SeuilSL=0

MD 0 Tester 14:24:10  PartialTP1=10

NS 0 Tester 14:24:10  PartialRatio1=90

LR 0 Tester 14:24:10  PartialTP2=30

DI 0 Tester 14:24:10  PartialRatio2=20

RF 0 Tester 14:24:10  TakeProfit=30

FM 0 Tester 14:24:10  Slippage=3

LD 0 Tester 14:24:10  MaxSpread=3

LK 0 Tester 14:24:10  Magic=12387

FM 0 Tester 14:24:10  _03=- MM -

CL 0 Tester 14:24:10  MMType=1

MF 0 Tester 14:24:10  FixedLots=0.1

DJ 0 Tester 14:24:10  GeometricalFactor=3

KL 0 Tester 14:24:10  ProportionalRisk=90

PD 0 Tester 14:24:10  LastXTrades=10

CD 0 Tester 14:24:10  DecreaseFactor=2

DN 0 Tester 14:24:10  TSSFTrigger1=1

MG 0 Tester 14:24:10  TSSFRatio1=50

NH 0 Tester 14:24:10  TSSFTrigger2=2

CM 0 Tester 14:24:10  TSSFRatio2=75

PR 0 Tester 14:24:10  TSSFTrigger3=3

KG 0 Tester 14:24:10  TSSFRatio3=100

DQ 0 Tester 14:24:10  _04=- Debug -

PP 0 Tester 14:24:10  DebugMode=0

MG 0 Tester 14:24:10 Output to log disabled

HI 0 Tester 14:25:03 Tester thread stopped 

 And it happens again and again.

Here is picture with my configuration:

Core i3 is the one that runs 64bit metatesters. 

Regarding 64bit issue:

- I will send you source code.

- I cant access remote computer right now but I will fix logs for you later. 

 

Alexey Da
Moderator
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Alexey Da  

I recieved source, but i need to have include file to compile EA. 

Karlis Balcers
7122
Karlis Balcers  

Log from 64bit computer:

HD 0 62.85.2.100 18:03:09 login (build 302)

LL 0 Network 18:03:11 3124 bytes of account info loaded

PF 0 Network 18:03:11 3780 bytes of group info loaded

CQ 0 Network 18:03:11 7178 bytes of tester parameters loaded

ED 0 Network 18:03:11 275 bytes of selected symbols loaded

IJ 0 Tester 18:03:11 Expert file added: Experts\K_eHighProfit.ex5. 18159 bytes loaded

RF 0 Tester 18:03:11 Initial deposit 5000.00 USD

LL 0 Tester 18:03:11 Successfully initialized

HS 0 Tester 18:03:11 Optimization pass 8568049224 started

HG 0 Network 18:03:12 51 Kb of total initialization data received

KR 0 18:03:12 Performance: 64

PK 0 Symbols 18:03:13 EURUSD: symbol synchronized. 3304 bytes of symbol info received.

IM 0 History 18:03:14 EURUSD: load 27 bytes of history data to synchronize

QF 0 History 18:03:14 EURUSD: history synchronized from 2007.01.01 to 2010.04.12

IK 0 History 18:03:16 EURUSD: contains 555325 M1 records of beginning data from 2008.01.02 09:01 to 2009.07.31 22:59

CI 0 History 18:03:16 EURUSD,Daily: history cache reserved for estimated 594 bars

OM 0 History 18:03:16 EURUSD,Daily: history begins from 2008.01.02 00:00

II 0 Tester 18:03:16 EURUSD,Daily: every tick generating

EP 0 Tester 18:03:16 EURUSD,Daily: testing of Experts\K_eHighProfit.ex5 from 2009.08.01 00:00 to 2010.04.12 00:00 started with inputs:

CR 0 Tester 18:03:16  _01=- Trend Breakout -

GD 0 Tester 18:03:16  BreakoutPeriode=1

DF 0 Tester 18:03:16  TrendPeriode=11

KS 0 Tester 18:03:16  _02=- Orders -

CD 0 Tester 18:03:16  OnlyShort=0

CF 0 Tester 18:03:16  OnlyLong=0

FO 0 Tester 18:03:16  MaxTradesPerBar=99

FO 0 Tester 18:03:16  StopLoss=13

FG 0 Tester 18:03:16  BreakEven=6

FO 0 Tester 18:03:16  SeuilSL=0

OS 0 Tester 18:03:16  PartialTP1=26

CJ 0 Tester 18:03:16  PartialRatio1=90

OI 0 Tester 18:03:16  PartialTP2=14

MP 0 Tester 18:03:16  PartialRatio2=20

GI 0 Tester 18:03:16  TakeProfit=12

CE 0 Tester 18:03:16  Slippage=3

MM 0 Tester 18:03:16  MaxSpread=3

MS 0 Tester 18:03:16  Magic=12387

CF 0 Tester 18:03:16  _03=- MM -

NG 0 Tester 18:03:16  MMType=1

LN 0 Tester 18:03:16  FixedLots=0.1

MS 0 Tester 18:03:16  GeometricalFactor=3

FE 0 Tester 18:03:16  ProportionalRisk=90

IO 0 Tester 18:03:16  LastXTrades=10

FM 0 Tester 18:03:16  DecreaseFactor=2

MI 0 Tester 18:03:16  TSSFTrigger1=1

LN 0 Tester 18:03:16  TSSFRatio1=50

CS 0 Tester 18:03:16  TSSFTrigger2=2

ND 0 Tester 18:03:16  TSSFRatio2=75

QJ 0 Tester 18:03:16  TSSFTrigger3=3

FP 0 Tester 18:03:16  TSSFRatio3=100

MH 0 Tester 18:03:16  _04=- Debug -

QK 0 Tester 18:03:16  DebugMode=0

LO 0 Tester 18:03:16 Output to log disabled

EF 0 Tester 19:06:51 Tester thread stopped

KJ 0 Tester 19:07:01 Tester agent shutdown 

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