I didn’t check a ton of mine, but I ran `-n 5`

, `-n 10`

, etc. on a few disks and cherry picked some of the lower / higher ones for `-n 100`

checks. Even with only `-n 100`

most of them approached 1 as explained. The most extreme ones were at .9 with `-n 100`

.

If you want to only find duplicate plots fast, I coded in `chia plots check -n 0 -l`

will do the trick.

Why isn’t it possible to execute CLI commands with Linux? I can’t execute any. Am I in the wrong folder location?

Never mind. I found the folder.

Cool can you share the folder path for others who might look for this info later? That’d be helpful!

Wow thank you! This definitely worked; cleaned up a bunch of dupes! Appreciate that! Output looks like:

```
WARNING 67506dd6f81ea4ceb02eec05c1166d924d2094665a7c80bf8c7077a450b23aeb.plot found in multiple files:
C:\mounts\hd31\plot-k32-2021-05-06-17-05-67506dd6f81ea4ceb02eec05c1166d924d2094665a7c80bf8c7077a450b23aeb.plot
C:\mounts\hd32\plot-k32-2021-05-06-17-05-67506dd6f81ea4ceb02eec05c1166d924d2094665a7c80bf8c7077a450b23aeb.plot
```

It also warns you if it finds files with unusual extensions, I had a few `*.plot.plot`

floating around. Weeding my garden…

`~/chia-blockchain/venv/bin`

Hi,

I have found around 25 of 550 plots which were completely broken with this error output and deleted them:

```
2021-05-29T13:23:03.230 chia.plotting.check_plots : ERROR <class 'RuntimeError'>: Src size is incorrect error in getting challenge qualities for plot L:\chia\plot-k32-2021-05-12-09-09-e9f1046be7d5d823561dc25e77833235128b86057e6e91aaa5ec49ae9f30a867.plot
2021-05-29T13:23:03.231 chia.plotting.check_plots : ERROR Proofs 0 / 50, 0.0
```

But one of my plots is really strange:

```
Starting to test each plot with 1000 challenges each
2021-05-29T13:28:13.265 chia.plotting.check_plots : INFO Testing plot L:\chia\plot-k32-2021-05-04-02-19-5ad846f11b03fc0f7fbc31290662704d0878e47e59325b0f5e67516bce7f108d.plot k=32
...
2021-05-29T13:28:13.836 chia.plotting.check_plots : ERROR <class 'AssertionError'>: error in proving/verifying for plot L:\chia\plot-k32-2021-05-04-02-19-5ad846f11b03fc0f7fbc31290662704d0878e47e59325b0f5e67516bce7f108d.plot
2021-05-29T13:28:14.239 chia.plotting.check_plots : ERROR <class 'AssertionError'>: error in proving/verifying for plot L:\chia\plot-k32-2021-05-04-02-19-5ad846f11b03fc0f7fbc31290662704d0878e47e59325b0f5e67516bce7f108d.plot
2021-05-29T13:28:14.581 chia.plotting.check_plots : ERROR <class 'AssertionError'>: error in proving/verifying for plot L:\chia\plot-k32-2021-05-04-02-19-5ad846f11b03fc0f7fbc31290662704d0878e47e59325b0f5e67516bce7f108d.plot
2021-05-29T13:28:14.581 chia.plotting.check_plots : ERROR Proofs 3 / 1000, 0.003
2021-05-29T13:28:14.581 chia.plotting.check_plots : INFO
2021-05-29T13:28:14.582 chia.plotting.check_plots : INFO
2021-05-29T13:28:14.582 chia.plotting.check_plots : INFO Summary
2021-05-29T13:28:14.582 chia.plotting.check_plots : INFO Found 0 valid plots, total size 0.00000 TiB
2021-05-29T13:28:14.582 chia.plotting.check_plots : WARNING 1 invalid plots found:
```

Do you mean sth. like this one? Or do you mean only plots which are flagged as OK but have < 0.4?

Those are probably fine, it’s only the ones where it says they are invalid that you need to worry about. In my experience if it says they are invalid, then they are!

You can run more `-n 100`

tests to verify if you are worried.

Thanks for posting this. 1 plot was in error, and 1 was incomplete! I am going to delete them and re-plot those.

Hey @eFishCent, thanks for asking to have us message you. I’ve gotten 7 our of 110 plots being invalid… Let me know what information you need to debug them…

**I’m running this command:**

`.\chia.exe plots check -n 1000 --challenge-start 1350 -g "d16356ed162f40907bfa9624a91fb6984583ffd70f4cbd9fde341b7e012dbe8a"`

**These are the results:**

```
2021-06-01T06:24:43.648 chia.plotting.plot_tools : INFO Loaded a total of 1 plots of size 0.09894170303050487 TiB, in 0.0624852180480957 seconds
2021-06-01T06:24:43.648 chia.plotting.check_plots : INFO
2021-06-01T06:24:43.648 chia.plotting.check_plots : INFO
2021-06-01T06:24:43.648 chia.plotting.check_plots : INFO Starting to test each plot with 1000 challenges each
2021-06-01T06:24:43.648 chia.plotting.check_plots : INFO Testing plot F:\Chia Plot Folder AB\plot-k32-2021-05-18-03-05-d16356ed162f40907bfa9624a91fb6984583ffd70f4cbd9fde341b7e012dbe8a.plot k=32
2021-06-01T06:24:43.648 chia.plotting.check_plots : INFO Pool public key: 96e7985913d77d2d106f62f2d9db985d8cba821ccd8ca170af4d34dbaf7ecc53eeeb0b8fc2cfe6a91a65df8596d2c076
2021-06-01T06:24:43.664 chia.plotting.check_plots : INFO Farmer public key: 8081105dc5a5a843eb670c5c272ce378d3f5228b978b464eb609638cadc71ba786fec7f8d9796549ce8bba0969576bcb
2021-06-01T06:24:43.664 chia.plotting.check_plots : INFO Local sk: <PrivateKey [redacted :zipper_mouth_face: ]>
2021-06-01T06:24:45.726 chia.plotting.check_plots : ERROR <class 'AssertionError'>: error in proving/verifying for plot F:\Chia Plot Folder AB\plot-k32-2021-05-18-03-05-d16356ed162f40907bfa9624a91fb6984583ffd70f4cbd9fde341b7e012dbe8a.plot
2021-06-01T06:24:46.286 chia.plotting.check_plots : ERROR Proofs 4 / 1000, 0.004
2021-06-01T06:24:46.286 chia.plotting.check_plots : INFO
2021-06-01T06:24:46.286 chia.plotting.check_plots : INFO
2021-06-01T06:24:46.286 chia.plotting.check_plots : INFO Summary
2021-06-01T06:24:46.286 chia.plotting.check_plots : INFO Found 0 valid plots, total size 0.00000 TiB
2021-06-01T06:24:46.286 chia.plotting.check_plots : WARNING 1 invalid plots found:
2021-06-01T06:24:46.286 chia.plotting.check_plots : WARNING F:\Chia Plot Folder AB\plot-k32-2021-05-18-03-05-d16356ed162f40907bfa9624a91fb6984583ffd70f4cbd9fde341b7e012dbe8a.plot
```

So that’s 1 of 7 bad plots. I’m running Chia 1.1.6 on Windows 10, i7-10700 CPU @ 2.90GHz, 32GB RAM, using 1TB WD NVMe SSD for Temp 1, 1TB SSD for Temp 2.

Before upgrading to Chia 1.1.6 I was just getting low results on the plots, but now that I’ve upgraded to 1.1.6 I get the “AssertionError” on all 7 plots…

Any guidance on what to do would be appreciated! I still have a few TB to fill, but in the next few days I’d love to either fix these plots or just delete and re-write them.

Thanks for everyone’s help!

I wouldn’t bother trying to fix them. Just delete and re-plot them.

Guys what’s does this one mean?

<class ‘RuntimeError’>: Src size is incorrect error in getting challenge qualities for plot

Hey @zogstrip - I’ll probably end up doing that - but @eFishCent said “please message me. I want to debug the problem.”, so I’m just trying to contribute to the community seeing as I found these ‘bad’ plots and no immediate need to delete them.

Did you ever Debug? If so what steps did you take to fix? Or just replotted. Thanks ahead

I can t find the folder for checking … every time error

make sure the folder you want to check is listed as a directory in your config.yaml file.

are there differences to the following 2 commands?

I get different values from Proof’s

```
.\chia plots check -n 5 -l -g J:\plot-k32-2021-07-21-00-13-bdb4fc3e7e712f6677f49117ade2583d5609bbcc09034435de0b6c4f1d30e0cb.plot
2022-02-23T13:49:30.714 chia.plotting.check_plots : INFO Proofs 2 / 5, 0.4
2022-02-23T13:49:30.715 chia.plotting.check_plots : INFO
2022-02-23T13:49:30.716 chia.plotting.check_plots : INFO
2022-02-23T13:49:30.717 chia.plotting.check_plots : INFO Summary
2022-02-23T13:49:30.719 chia.plotting.check_plots : INFO Found 1 valid plots, total size 0.09899 TiB
2022-02-23T13:49:30.719 chia.plotting.check_plots : INFO 1 plots of size 32
```

```
.\chia plots check -g J:\plot-k32-2021-07-21-00-13-bdb4fc3e7e712f6677f49117ade2583d5609bbcc09034435de0b6c4f1d30e0cb.plot
2022-02-23T13:50:41.252 chia.plotting.check_plots : INFO Proofs 32 / 30, 1.0667
2022-02-23T13:50:41.253 chia.plotting.check_plots : INFO
2022-02-23T13:50:41.254 chia.plotting.check_plots : INFO
2022-02-23T13:50:41.254 chia.plotting.check_plots : INFO Summary
2022-02-23T13:50:41.255 chia.plotting.check_plots : INFO Found 1 valid plots, total size 0.09899 TiB
2022-02-23T13:50:41.256 chia.plotting.check_plots : INFO 1 plots of size 32
```

Proofs 2 / 5, 0.4 => BAD

Proofs 32 / 30, 1.0667 => GOOD

If you don’t specify the -n, it defaults to the recommended value of 30.

In the other example you used -n 5, which is to low to be reliable.

compare it to coin toss. If you only toss 5 times you are quite likely to get more heads than tails. But it is to low sample to make any conclusions. If you toss it 30 times, you will end up having an even split between heads and tails. This is not a accurate comparison, just the same principle.

ahh… see.

Then, just for fun, I tested -n 100 and found considerably more proofs in the plot. I suspect that -n 1000 will then find even more. The question now is: How do you really find out how many proofs are in a plot?

`2022-02-24T06:14:52.631 chia.plotting.check_plots : INFO Proofs 109 / 100, 1.09`

Edit: --n 1000

`Proofs 1018 / 1000, 1.018`

30 seems to determine the profs well.

The higher you go, the more accurate it gets.

Then I got it now.