[RC5] What happens if I have to cancel?
paul at pilat.com
Wed Mar 18 15:35:20 EST 1998
Just press Ctrl-C if the program's in the foreground - you'll get the message
'Shutdown message received - block being saved' and it'll write it's file to
disk. Next time you start, it'll pick up where it saved.
If it's in the background, running as a process just kill the process, WITHOUT
any special parameters (like kill -9 for example). The standard kill signal is
the same to the client as a Ctrl C.
Shutdown takes about five seconds on my machine, so it's not something to worry
about :) Feel free to put whatever numbers you want in there...it depends on
your net access. Try and set it to a bit more than however many blocks your
computer can handle between net connections - that way, if you don't connect
for whatever reason, it won't start a potentially wasteful random block when it
runs out of allocated numbers.
If you have continual net access, set it to 1:1 - that'll fetch blocks as and
when it needs them.
On 18 March 1998 14:40, John C. Gale [SMTP:galejc at shopthenet.net] wrote:
> I added my PC to the effort yesterday and after accepting the defaults,
> it was done in a few minutes. So, I bumped up the numbers and it has
> been running ever since. Can I break out of this and pick up where I
> left off?
> I'm running linux (on a machine where I dual boot) and I need to switch
> operating systems. Also, I could use some pointers on what is a good
> number to put in the configuration. I'd like to donate my CPU time, but
> I need to be able to switch operating systems on demand with say 5
> minutes notice.
> I'm getting this list in digest form, so please mail me a copy of your
> response as well as that might reach me faster.
> - John
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