[RC5] does linux .388 client now work with 386's?

Bernd Sokolowsky ulmo at garozzo.franken.de
Thu Jan 22 21:25:40 EST 1998


>>>>> "PG" == Phil Gregory <pgreg430 at neors.cat.cc.md.us> writes:

PG> On Wed, 21 Jan 1998, Victor Magdic wrote:
>> Does anyone know if the new linux DES .388 client now works on
>> 386's?

PG> Yes, it does.  I'm running it quite nicely as I type.
                                        ^^^^^^
You misspelled "slowly" above. But that brings to a question that
arose after my 386DX40/8MB finished its first 2^30 DES block in 18.5 
hours.

The odd thing is: This machine did 20kkeys/sec on RC5 and now does
32kkeys/sec on DES for an increase of about 50%. On the same time my
486DX40/16MB went from about 40kkeys (RC5) to 86kkeys (DES).

It's the same client (rc5des388-linux-nomt.tgz), the 386 runs with nice=2
on a "dedicated" machine with most unneaded processes killed (as before).

Any idea why the client is so slow on the 386 ?

Bernd. 
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