[RC5] Hiding the client

Peter Cordes peter at llama.nslug.ns.ca
Wed Jan 10 21:33:03 EST 2001


On Wed, Jan 10, 2001 at 12:11:18PM +0000, Arne Heizmann wrote:
> 
> > >I have a question: If I hide the client (-quiet or -hide option), why is
> > >there no command line option that shows it? Why do I have to shut it down
> > >and then restart it to see the window? Sometimes I would just like to look
> > >at the keyrate after I have heavily used the computer or something.
> > >Currently I have to remember to have it running visibly while I use the
> > >computer in order to be able to see the keyrate afterwards.
> > You could just look at the tail end of the log file to see what the
> > client's been doing recently.
> 
> Hm, I've never used a logfile. Doesn't that reduce the client's overall
> speed?

 It probably takes a millisecond of CPU time for every message, counting the
disk write, more if you have PIO instead of DMA disks.  This only happens
once every half hour or so, so decide for yourself how insanely you want to
hoard your CPU cycles.

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