Cant get Marlin to work due to unknown error



  • Hi!

    I am trying to mine siacoin via Marlin with 6x gtx 1060 in Ubuntu 16.04 but I am getting a strange error. it is in the the last line, annoyone has any ideas how to fix this?

    2017/07/14 21:26:43 Starting marlin 1.0.0
    2017/07/14 21:26:43 CUDA (driver version 8.0)
    2017/07/14 21:26:43 [0] GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (CC 6.1)
    2017/07/14 21:26:43 [1] GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (CC 6.1)
    2017/07/14 21:26:43 [2] GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (CC 6.1)
    2017/07/14 21:26:43 [3] GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (CC 6.1)
    2017/07/14 21:26:43 [4] GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (CC 6.1)
    2017/07/14 21:26:43 [5] GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (CC 6.1)
    2017/07/14 21:26:43 OpenCL: NVIDIA CUDA
    2017/07/14 21:26:43 [6] GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    2017/07/14 21:26:43 [7] GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    2017/07/14 21:26:43 [8] GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    2017/07/14 21:26:43 [9] GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    2017/07/14 21:26:43 [10] GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    2017/07/14 21:26:43 [11] GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    2017/07/14 21:26:43 [2] Initializing GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    2017/07/14 21:26:43 [3] Initializing GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    2017/07/14 21:26:43 [0] Initializing GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    2017/07/14 21:26:43 Connecting to eu.siamining.com:3333...
    2017/07/14 21:26:43 [4] Initializing GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    2017/07/14 21:26:43 [5] Initializing GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    2017/07/14 21:26:43 [1] Initializing GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    2017/07/14 21:26:43 Difficulty set to 34G
    2017/07/14 21:26:43 New block ...83dcb86a detected, difficulty 196P
    2017/07/14 21:26:43 Authentication successful
    2017/07/14 21:26:46 [3] Error: cuModuleLoadData: unknown error


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    @Kapiteinkont marlin really isn't very good. Have you tried cc miner or claymore?

    Make sure you tag me @bryan if you need to me respond.
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  • Try marlin --selftest

    After

    Marlin --benchmark

    Adjust the intensity (-I) and if you want the algoritm paturn (-K)



  • You need to only mine on half your devices, as marlin sees both openCL and cuda for each card. Use -d 0,1,2,3,4,5 to mine on just the CUDA or -d 6,7,8,9,10,11 to mine using OpenCL.

    use --benchmark -d 0,6 to see if CUDA or openCL is faster for your cards.

    Is there an update for cuda?

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  • @bryan I am currently using claymore's dual miner but not to happy with the results. Sitting at 20mh/s eth en 335 mh/s per card. Where as when I would use Marlin I would be getting 1150 mh/s per card if I am correct. Why is Marlin not good btw?



  • @xurious @th3f4tc4t

    Thanks! Will test these options and let you know if they have worked.



  • @Kapiteinkont said in Cant get Marlin to work due to unknown error:

    @bryan I am currently using claymore's dual miner but not to happy with the results. Sitting at 20mh/s eth en 335 mh/s per card. Where as when I would use Marlin I would be getting 1150 mh/s per card if I am correct. Why is Marlin not good btw?

    That's to be expected. You are hashing eth at 20mh/s. ~3/4 of your hashing power is being used for hashing Eth.

    I'm curious why @bryan says marlin isn't good. It's faster in my testing compared to the other miners. @bryan That's a bold statement. Other than various users on here being new to mining, what's the reason you think marlin isn't very good?

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    @xurious though marlin is very simple it fails to maintain a steady and decent rate on stock clocks. And that's if you can even get it to run error free. I've not heard of a single problem with cc.

    And it's not like I'm just saying stuff. With 40+ gpus stability is super important.

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  • @xurious could you perhaps show me an example of how a file should look like when running --benchmark and where I should use the -d 0,1,2 etc.

    I have tried most positions but without any luck, fyi I am a new Linux user so most stuff is pretty unknown.



  • @bryan

    Marlin ran error free across all of my video cards for the better part of 6 months when 1.0 was released. I had to stop because I moved them.

    What video cards do you have?

    What information do you have besides anecdotal for "it fails to maintain a steady and decent rate on stock clocks."

    @Kapiteinkont

    For forcing your cards to use cuda:

    ./marlin -H us-east.siamining.com:3333 -u YourSiacoinAddress.YourWorkerName -I 28 -d 0,1,2,3,4,5

    For forcing your cards to use openCL

    ./marlin -H us-east.siamining.com:3333 -u YourSiacoinAddress.YourWorkerName -I 28 -d 6,7,8,9,10,11

    To test which if opencl or cuda is faster:

    ./marlin --benchmark -d 0,6

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    @xurious 980s a couple straggler 970s.

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  • @xurious

    Sorry to come back so late on this. Recently became a dad so pretty much got my hands tied haha.

    Never the less I have tried both but they both come with errors, differrent errors though. Please see beneath.

    This is with openCL
    2017/08/01 15:12:54 Starting marlin 1.0.0
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 CUDA (driver version 8.0)
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 [0] GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (CC 6.1)
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 [1] GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (CC 6.1)
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 [2] GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (CC 6.1)
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 [3] GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (CC 6.1)
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 [4] GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (CC 6.1)
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 [5] GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (CC 6.1)
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 OpenCL: NVIDIA CUDA
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 [6] GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 [7] GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 [8] GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    2017/I08/01 15:12:55 [9] GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 [10] GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 [11] GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 [6] Initializing GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 [9] Initializing GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 [7] Initializing GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 [10] Initializing GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 Connecting to eu.siamining.com:3333...
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 [11] Initializing GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 [8] Initializing GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 Difficulty set to 34G
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 New block ...d44fce14 detected, difficulty 213P
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 Authentication successful
    2017/08/01 15:12:58 [11] Error: cl: error 999



  • @xurious had to use 2 posts to avoid spam

    This is with cuda
    2017/08/01 15:12:54 Starting marlin 1.0.0
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 CUDA (driver version 8.0)
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 [0] GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (CC 6.1)
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 [1] GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (CC 6.1)
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 [2] GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (CC 6.1)
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 [3] GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (CC 6.1)
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 [4] GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (CC 6.1)
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 [5] GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (CC 6.1)
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 OpenCL: NVIDIA CUDA
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 [6] GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 [7] GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 [8] GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 [9] GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 [10] GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 [11] GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 [6] Initializing GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 [9] Initializing GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 [7] Initializing GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 [10] Initializing GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 Connecting to eu.siamining.com:3333...
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 [11] Initializing GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 [8] Initializing GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 Difficulty set to 34G
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 New block ...d44fce14 detected, difficulty 213P
    2017/08/01 15:12:55 Authentication successful
    2017/08/01 15:12:58 [11] Error: cl: error 999


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