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Old 2014-06-27, 14:56   #1
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Would it make sense to add a new work type "do nothing"?

I find that I occassionally want to start some work manually. One way is to add a new section to worktodo (and tell prime95 that there is another worker). The problem is that I don't want that new worker to get anything new from Primenet once it completes.

Another option is to add something to the top of a worktodo section, but that can cause a long delay in resuming work that was already started by that worker.
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Old 2014-06-27, 15:06   #2
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What you want to do then is to go to Menu/Option/Preferences and set the "Days of work to queue up" to 0.
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Old 2014-06-27, 16:11   #3
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That would stall all of the workers on the machine, rather than just the new one.
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Old 2018-10-03, 20:08   #4
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Default Credit due for completing a TF bit range not recogized.

I believe the default for Prime95 is to stop searching a bit range once TF finds a factor.
With MFAKTC we have the option to stop or finish the range.

I understand that this report now indicates via (*) if the complete range was done.
https://www.mersenne.org/report_recent_cleared/

However the GhzDays credit is solely based on the size of the factor found whether the bit range was finished or not.

I propose that IF the entire bit range is factored then credit be awarded for the entire bit range regardless of the size of the factor.
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