[RC5] When RC5 will be finished...

Ray Booysen rjb-dis at iafrica.com
Fri Nov 2 15:03:50 EST 2001

You are wrong on one point thought.  Packets are only recycled after 80 to 90 days.  So two weeks won't matter really.

Ray Booysen
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  Sent: Friday, November 02, 2001 12:38 PM
  Subject: RE: [RC5] When RC5 will be finished...

  Dear Steve, 
  I believe this question also goes for RC5. We had this issue before when we were speaking about load of work on a PC. See, if I use a P120 and only update every two weeks, I have a pretty high chance the blocks it crunched have been processed already by someone else. Actually, I deinstalled dnet from that computer for exactly that reason. 
  For all at dnet, we always speak about 'wasting' cycles when we mention a screensaver. Now, apart from that, if we have slow computers that update every two weeks only and their work was done by a faster computer, that also is a waste of cycles. Rather than starting any new contest, is it possible to review what can be done to avoid  this from happening or at least have a better control? Maybe you need to have a list of who has what units and verify what happen with the work units if long time no see. 
  Just a thought, 

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  > I agree! Let us finish OGR-24 now!

  I'd like to know if Dnet actually know which userid's have the missing
  stubs? I've be quite embarassed if the stubs in question are sit in the
  buff-in.ogr of one of my machines which is working on RC5 constantly...

  I don't suppose they do know, but can someone clarify it?

  Steve Flynn

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