[rc5] 64-bit client oddity?

Dave Avery cwax at pacbell.net
Thu Oct 23 10:15:38 EDT 1997


Jeff Woods wrote:
> 
> First, I removed the old version, the 56-bit GUI installed as a service.
> I ran GUICNTRL.EXE and told it, yes, please remove the service when asked
> -- it was NOT running at the time.  I also deleted the buff-in.rc5 and
> buff-out.rc5 files.
> 
> I then got the Win95/CLI (non-hidden) version, and set up this config file
> for my single CPU Pentium 200 non MMX, for the 64-bit client:
> 
> [parameters]
> id=jeff at delta.com
> threshold=20:20
> count=0
> hours=0
> timeslice=65536
> niceness=0
> logname=rc564.log
> firemode=1
> cputype=0
> messagelen=0
> smtpsrvr=mail.delta.com
> smtpport=25
> smtpfrom=RC5notify
> smtpdest=jeff at delta.com
> numcpu=1
> checkpointfile=ckpoint.rc5
> randomprefix=100
> 
> --------
> 
> Now, it started up fine, and did this (hand-typed, since can't cut and paste):
> 
> [10/23/97 15:01:56 GMT] Proxy says Moo..... (whatever)
> 
> <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
> [10/23/97 15:02:19 GMT] Retrieved 20 blocks from server
> [10/23/97 15:02:19 GMT] Block:  6400A121:10000000 ready for processing
> [10/23/97 15:02:19 GMT] 19 blocks remain in file C:\RC5\buff-in.rc5
> [10/23/97 15:02:19 GMT] 0 blocks are in file C:\RC5\buff-out.rc5
> Child thread # 1 has been started.
> [10/23/97 15:02:19 GMT] Block:  6400A121:20000000 ready for processing
> [10/23/97 15:02:19 GMT] 18 blocks remain in file C:\RC5\buff-in.rc5
> [10/23/97 15:02:19 GMT] 0 blocks are in file C:\RC5\buff-out.rc5
> .....10%.....20%...
> 
> My question is:   since this is only a single CPU machine, what happened to
> that first block?   What does "child thread #1 started" mean?   It never
> did this before, on the 56-bit challenge -- it always checked the blocks
> linearly (or at least, in LIFO mode).   Here, it seems to have skipped a
> block somehow, and gone on to the next one in the file at once.
> 
> What happened?  Thanks!

the client now is processing 1 block and preparing to process the next,
so you started block 1 and staged block2 for when block1 finished...

dave
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