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 2018-01-07, 16:59 #166 ET_ Banned     "Luigi" Aug 2002 Team Italia 2×3×17×47 Posts Not quite a bug, just a request for comments. I am using mprime for Linux 64, version 29.4b5 While setting up computers to get enough work for the next days, I used Option/Preferences and set "Days of work to queue up" from 3 to 15, expecting to receive some work. I didn't. Then I selected the work to get and set it to 1 (TF-LMH). Nothing happened. Then I chose Advanced/Manual Communication, answered Y to all requests. The program contacted the server, sent out the completion dates of what I had on the worktodo.txt (about 2 days of work) and stopped the communication. No new work was sent from the Server. Then I tried Option 4 twice (Stop execution - Start execution). Nothing. Finally I tried Option 4 (Stop execution) followed by Option 5 (Exit mprime), restarted the program and again Option 4 to (re)start the computation. I didn't receive the new work from the server. At this point I even tried to select again Manual Communicaiton. Nothing. Now I have "Days of work queued" set to 15, and the last exponent expiring on January 8. 15 exponents on the worktodo.txt file, 1 worker, 1 thread selected. Is this the expected behaviour? Luigi Last fiddled with by ET_ on 2018-01-07 at 17:00
2018-01-07, 17:08   #167
chalsall
If I May

"Chris Halsall"
Sep 2002

2×4,703 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Prime95 P-1 is marginally faster in stage 1.
Nice! I'm seeing about a 6% speed up!

2018-01-07, 17:11   #168
chalsall
If I May

"Chris Halsall"
Sep 2002

940610 Posts

Quote:

"Yes, I'm paranoid. The question is, am I paranoid enough?"

2018-01-07, 18:09   #169
kruoli

"Oliver"
Sep 2017
Porta Westfalica, DE

1100101112 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by ET_ 15 exponents on the worktodo.txt file, 1 worker, 1 thread selected. Is this the expected behaviour?
When I started with PRP-CF, most assignments were really small and I remember that it maxed out at some point such that it was only able to run a few minutes without web access. This seems to be a hardcoded upper bound; maybe there is an option to increase it?

EDIT:
As Luigi pointed out, there is MaxExponents=n for prime.txt.

Last fiddled with by kruoli on 2018-01-07 at 18:18 Reason: Luigi found it and I was too slow. xD

2018-01-07, 18:11   #170
kruoli

"Oliver"
Sep 2017
Porta Westfalica, DE

11·37 Posts

Quote:
 p95v294b7.win64.zip SHA256: 6A00740098F10BAB76492E5AAF0BB290A459B261D12D824932FCC7A6204B4EBE
When you don't trust those (securely transmitted) checksums on the download page, there is no need to trust in SSL.

Last fiddled with by kruoli on 2018-01-07 at 18:12 Reason: formatting

2018-01-07, 18:15   #171
ET_
Banned

"Luigi"
Aug 2002
Team Italia

2·3·17·47 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by kruoli When I started with PRP-CF, most assignments were really small and I remember that it maxed out at some point such that it was only able to run a few minutes without web access. This seems to be a hardcoded upper bound; maybe there is an option to increase it?
Yes there is. undoc.txt.

The program will restrict how many exponents can be added to worktodo.txt.
To override this, change prime.txt:
MaxExponents=n

2018-01-07, 18:48   #172
chalsall
If I May

"Chris Halsall"
Sep 2002

2×4,703 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by kruoli When you don't trust those (securely transmitted) checksums on the download page, there is no need to trust in SSL.
True... But how many Winblows users know how to run a SHA256 checksum?

2018-01-07, 19:46   #173
GP2

Sep 2003

32×7×41 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by chalsall True... But how many Winblows users know how to run a SHA256 checksum?

Just use standard PowerShell:

Code:
get-filehash your_filename
You can specify a different algorithm with the -algorithm option, but -algorithm SHA256 is the default

Last fiddled with by GP2 on 2018-01-07 at 19:48 Reason: SHA256 is the default

2018-01-07, 23:14   #174
Prime95
P90 years forever!

Aug 2002
Yeehaw, FL

7,309 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by ET_ Not quite a bug, just a request for comments. Is this the expected behaviour?
Look in undoc.txt for a limit on the number of exponents that can be queued up. Maybe I called it "MaxExponents" or some such???

2018-01-08, 03:21   #175
LaurV
Romulan Interpreter

Jun 2011
Thailand

2×23×199 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by chalsall True... But how many Winblows users know how to run a SHA256 checksum?
That is, if they use "Exblower", to stay in tone with you. If there is a single program that we have to pick from a list of programs we hate, then that program is Windows Explorer. There is no other stupider file manager. Fortunately, most of us (i.e. people who use computers for other things than office, word, email, etc., but also do some programming, playing some games, hunting for some primes, etc) use different file browsers. "Total Commander" from Chris Ghisler is quite a good choice, and for that, playing with CRCxx, MDA5, SHAxx, etc, is piece of cake, in fact if you have the file with the right extension in the folder, you can get automatically kicks and punches in the nose if the files are corrupted.

2018-01-08, 04:00   #176
ixfd64
Bemusing Prompter

"Danny"
Dec 2002
California

2×11×107 Posts

Quote:
You should update the GIMPS home page to say that a new version is available. Not everyone reads the forums. By the same token, the fact that the P-1 stage 1 format isn't backward compatible should be noted on the download page.

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