[RC5] cross-platform question

Basil A. Daoust basildaoust at home.com
Mon Mar 12 08:20:18 EST 2001


If he only uses the windows client to send and receive it shouldn't be an
issue.  If he just runs the client with the command line options of
-update under windows.

As for the error you mention, no I never noticed it, which does not mean it
didn't happen.

Hiro Dudani wrote:
> 
> Hello Basil!
> 
> Monday March 12 2001, "Basil A. Daoust" <basildaoust at home.com> wrote:
> 
> > Hiro Dudani wrote:
> >> "Shaun O'Neil" <shaun at madhouse69.fsnet.co.uk> wrote:
> >>> my problem is that I can only access the net through windows due to a
> >>> soft-modem, but I spend most my time in linux. If I sync the two copies
> >>> of the buffers on my way in and out of linux, will it still work?
> >> You could point the Linux client's "remote buffers" feature to the
> >> Windows client's buffers and have it buffer only one block "locally".
> > I did something similar using multiple computers and no proxy by sharing a
> > directory on my linux box (using samba) and having all machines use those
> > same buff files.  Both Windows and linux machines were used in this.  It
> > actually workers just fine.
> 
> Hm. The reason I wouldn't share buffer files between different clients
> is that you might lose some work on partially completed blocks. In your
> setup, have you never had a client complain "Packet was from a different
> core/client cpu/os/build." and start all over with that block?
> 
> > not sure what you mean by sync, can't you just mount the windows disk?
> 
> My guess was that Shaun just wanted to copy the Windows client's buffers
> to his Linux partition when booting Linux and copy them back on shutdown.
> This would have the same problem I described above plus even more work
> may be lost if Linux -eh- terminated abnormally.
> 
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