I'm running boinc-client (headless) with some projects attached over my pi-3b+

I don't seem to find where I could configure the Computing Preferences (cpu/core % usage, ram usage, etc) that usually are done in the Boinc Client GUI (as I've on my other Linux setup which has Gnome). As my rpi has other purpose I don't have X installed and neither I want to install it just to configure this.

Anyone has done this? Which file/properties I must look for/change? I don't seem to have this short of configuration on the cc_config.xml client. And the wiki for the file specifically says:

(...) Don't use this to limit CPU usage; use computing preferences instead.

But appears that they forgot to explain where/how.


  • This question appears to be off-topic, as the problem is more with BOINC without a GUI rather than the Raspberry Pi itself.
    – user96931
    Dec 15 '19 at 19:28
  • Affirmative, but when I posted the question I didn't knew and for 15+ days this stayed without any activity.
    – Luke
    Dec 15 '19 at 23:21

I was able to solve this based on a valuable input from an user on the boinc forum. He pointed me to the global_prefs_override.xml file, in which cpu %, cpu time and all the other computing preferences are configured.

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