[RC5] DES II on Dual Processor
Peter A. DeNitto
denitto at llamas.net
Tue Jan 13 18:36:03 EST 1998
On Tue, 13 Jan 1998, Dysart, Derek wrote:
> I am running the new client on a dual PPro 200, and it seems to start
> two threads correctly, but it always seems to force one thread to work
> on RC5, and the other to work on DES. Is this correct behavior? I have
> set the numcpu setting to 2 in rc5desrv.ini (I am running the NT
> service). The remainder of the file looks like:
Ok, this one's an easy one too...
(and I hope it gets put in the FAQ soon, cuz someone forgot to add this to
the README..txt file)
DES is not Multi-thread safe on a x86 cpu.
Therefore, it only runs one thread of DES. If you put in 2cpu's, it runs
the one thread of DES, then since it can't run a 2nd thread of DES because
it's liable to crash your machine, it runs a thread of RC5.
If you want to run DES on both cpus, you'll have to run 2 seperate
clients for now.
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