bwilson at distributed.net
Thu Oct 4 19:57:08 EDT 2001
That is not normal, but it can be caused by other applications which run
at high priority and use all your CPU. For example, some of the other
distributed computing projects can "win" the competition for your CPU if
configured with too high a priority. Some poorly written Windows apps
will also consume all available CPU by use of a timer app.
It is also possible you have one of the apps open which automatically
cause the client to pause. See the documentation to be sure, but I
think Scandisk is one of these apps. If that happened to be open, doing
nothing, the dnetc would pause indefinitely waiting for it to "finish".
There's also a list you can configure of apps you want it to yield for.
Changing the priority still isn't the right way to fix something like
this - then you get TWO apps hogging all the CPU, instead of one well
behaved app (dnetc) sopping up the leftovers.
Bruce Wilson <bwilson at distributed.net>
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"Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur."
(Whatever is said in Latin sounds profound.)
| -----Original Message-----
| From: owner-rc5 at lists.distributed.net
| [mailto:owner-rc5 at lists.distributed.net] On Behalf Of Bjoern Martin
| Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2001 15:01
| To: rc5 at lists.distributed.net
| Subject: RE: [RC5] Slow?
| >You should never change the priority of the the client.
| Doing so will not
| >increase your keyrate, it will only slow down the
| responsiveness of the
| >computer when you try to use it for anything else. Setting
| the priority
| >too high could actually prevent the OS from getting enough
| cycles to do
| >its work. Even when running at the lowest priority, the
| client will use
| >all CPU cycles not being used for other tasks.
| And here's some numbers: my PIII-800 WinNT4 box at work had
| an uptime of 22 days up to now with the client running
| nonstop. During that time the idle process got as much as 8
| minutes of the cpu time. That's about 0.025% of the cpu
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