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Originally Posted by Prime95
All prime factors will be tested. A small nondeterministic set of composite factors will also be tested.

Please forgive my ignorance, but would it be expensive to somehow sum/hash the vector of dividing candidates, post sieve? Or are they spread over too many vectors?
Edit: Sorry, I just realized this would be useless. Different for every run. Never mind...
Edit2: What about a sum/hash of the vector of candidates /before/ the sieve? Is that deterministic and reproducable? (Sorry... Haven't had my second cup of coffee yet...)