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Old 2005-07-02, 03:26   #3
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Oct 2003
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I am pretty sure that the only way that the p-1 test will not get done with the first LL test is if it is manually disabled (as described in undoc.txt). Even if the computer is REALLY slow, it will just run stage 1 (which only takes like 10mb of RAM). Then when it is assigned for the double check, even though only stage 1 has been done, it won't bother doing the p-1 again.

If you find a factor while doing the p-1, the exponent will be moved to factors.cmp and the corresponding lines in hrf3.txt will be deleated.

I think (but you better check with someone else just to be sure), if a factor is found, and primenet credit related to LL testing the exponent is lost.

Out of interest, what is the exponent. I want to know why mersenne-aries didn't do it for you. Unless it is a exponent manually released by George for a quick double check due to a scary error code......
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