[RC5] Stability of clients

Jeff Lawson jlawson at hmc.edu
Sat Jan 3 18:06:43 EST 1998

At 04:35 AM 1/3/98 , steven at heimann.com.au wrote:
>I am running about 8 win32 GUI clients (1 on Win NT Server and the rest
>Win 95) and 1 Linux client.  The clients seem to hang after anything from
>1/2 day to several days on both the Win32 and the Linux box
>At first I was blaming the vagaries of M$ Windoze but the NT Server runs
>other software and will stay up for weeks, I just seem to have to keep
>restarting RC5.  The linux box is new but still the "bovine" client seems
>to need to be periodicaly restarted.
>I am running both the latest client and the one before. ( I think RC5604
>I have tried manually selecting different CPU cores but this doesn't seem
>to make any difference.
>Some of our computers are left unattended for days to a week or so.  I
>would like to have them contributing to the distributed effort but at the
>moment they mostly do not because of this problem and I don't have the
>or inclination to keep touring around to see if they are still running.

Ensure that you are running the latest clients that are available on the
ftp site.  Early rc5-64 gui clients stopped updating the status window once
it filled to a certain amount of text.

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