[RC5] Running on multiprocessor systems

Colin L. Hildinger colin at ionet.net
Thu Jan 8 19:11:21 EST 1998


On Thu, 8 Jan 1998 17:23:39 -0500, Bruce_Hibbard at psdi.com wrote:

>I am running rc564 on a Dec alpha unix maching and an IBM AIX machine that
>has more than one processor. I though that I could set "numcpu=2" in the
>ini file to get multiple process running on the machines, but I can't see
>them with a ps command.

Well, they should start an extra thread so you should see three threads
scroll by when it starts, like so:

RC5-64 v2.6403.295 client - a project of distributed.net
Copyright distributed.net 1997
Visit http://www.distributed.net/ for more information. 'rc564 HELP'
for usage

Configuring for 2 CPUs


RC5-64 Client v2.6403.295 started.  Using colin at ionet.net as email
address.

Selecting AMD 486, Cyrix 6x86/6x86MX/M2 code
[01/09/98 01:10:01 GMT] Block: 64FFC5DB:70000000 ready for processing
[01/09/98 01:10:01 GMT] 144 Blocks remain in file buff-in.rc5
[01/09/98 01:10:01 GMT] 1 Blocks are in file buff-out.rc5
Child thread # 1 has been started.
[01/09/98 01:10:01 GMT] Block: 64FFC5DB:80000000 ready for processing
[01/09/98 01:10:01 GMT] 143 Blocks remain in file buff-in.rc5
[01/09/98 01:10:01 GMT] 1 Blocks are in file buff-out.rc5
Child thread # 2 has been started.
[01/09/98 01:10:04 GMT] Block: 64FFC5DB:70000000 ready for processing
[01/09/98 01:10:04 GMT] 142 Blocks remain in file buff-in.rc5
[01/09/98 01:10:04 GMT] 1 Blocks are in file buff-out.rc5
[01/09/98 01:10:06 GMT] Block: 64FFC5DB:80000000 ready for processing
[01/09/98 01:10:06 GMT] 141 Blocks remain in file buff-in.rc5
[01/09/98 01:10:06 GMT] 1 Blocks are in file buff-out.rc5

This should yield a grand total of 3 threads.




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