[RC5] keys stuck in a loop??

Bruce Wilson bwilson at distributed.net
Fri Sep 14 11:00:08 EDT 2001


Maybe not a problem.  Notice that the one it actually works on is a
lower key number than the one it hasn't done yet.  The client uses a
pseudo-FIFO, based solely on the key number.  If this really bothers
you, just let it run dry to finish off that one key, then -update to get
new work, but it's not doing any harm.

For what it's worth, the processor you're showing should really be
working on larger work units, and should be caching a few.  A reasonable
target is for each client machine to connect once or twice per 24 hour
period, and to have enough work cached to keep working for 24 hours.  If
this machine was unable to reach the fullproxy network (your fault, our
fault, someone in between) it would work on randoms, which have a high
probability of being duplicate work, which is wasteful.

Connecting every 20 minutes is wasteful in other ways, too.  By
connecting 72 times a day, you are putting an unnecessary load on our
network, and reducing your effective keyrate.

__
Bruce Wilson <bwilson at distributed.net>
PGP KeyID: 5430B995, http://www.toomuchblue.com/ 

"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 waldo kitty
| Sent: Friday, September 14, 2001 07:30
| To: rc5 at lists.distributed.net
| Subject: [RC5] keys stuck in a loop??
| 
| 
| 
| watch the key 5EF9FE70:10000000:1*2^28 in the following... it gets
| loaded, saved, another key loaded, completed, 5EF9FE70:10000000:1*2^28
| reloaded, saved, another key loaded, etc... etc...
| 
| dnetc v2.8012-465-CTR-01010823 for Linux (Linux 2.2.15-4mdk)
| 
| [Sep 14 05:25:27 UTC] RC5: Saved 5EF9FE70:10000000:1*2^28 (0 
| keys done)
| [Sep 14 05:25:27 UTC] RC5: Loaded 5E32CE25:10000000:1*2^28
| [Sep 14 05:43:12 UTC] RC5: Completed 5E32CE25:10000000 (1.00 stats
| units)
| [Sep 14 05:43:12 UTC] RC5: Loaded 5EF9FE70:10000000:1*2^28
| [Sep 14 05:41:39 UTC] RC5: Saved 5EF9FE70:10000000:1*2^28 (0 
| keys done)
| [Sep 14 05:41:39 UTC] RC5: Loaded 5E32CE25:D0000000:1*2^28
| [Sep 14 05:59:21 UTC] RC5: Completed 5E32CE25:D0000000 (1.00 stats
| units)
| [Sep 14 05:59:21 UTC] RC5: Loaded 5EF9FE70:10000000:1*2^28
| [Sep 14 06:00:54 UTC] RC5: Saved 5EF9FE70:10000000:1*2^28 (0 
| keys done)
| [Sep 14 06:00:54 UTC] RC5: Loaded 5E38EBB7:80000000:1*2^28
| [Sep 14 06:18:35 UTC] RC5: Completed 5E38EBB7:80000000 (1.00 stats
| units)
| [Sep 14 06:18:35 UTC] RC5: Loaded 5EF9FE70:10000000:1*2^28
| [Sep 14 06:18:36 UTC] RC5: Saved 5EF9FE70:10000000:1*2^28 (0 
| keys done)
| [Sep 14 06:18:36 UTC] RC5: Loaded 5E38EBB8:30000000:1*2^28
| [Sep 14 06:36:16 UTC] RC5: Completed 5E38EBB8:30000000 (1.00 stats
| units)
| [Sep 14 06:36:16 UTC] RC5: Loaded 5EF9FE70:10000000:1*2^28
| [Sep 14 06:36:15 UTC] RC5: Saved 5EF9FE70:10000000:1*2^28 (0 
| keys done)
| [Sep 14 06:36:15 UTC] RC5: Loaded 5E38EBB8:E0000000:1*2^28
| [Sep 14 06:53:57 UTC] RC5: Completed 5E38EBB8:E0000000 (1.00 stats
| units)
| [Sep 14 06:53:57 UTC] RC5: Loaded 5EF9FE70:10000000:1*2^28
| [Sep 14 06:53:57 UTC] RC5: Saved 5EF9FE70:10000000:1*2^28 (0 
| keys done)
| [Sep 14 06:53:57 UTC] RC5: Loaded 5E38EBB9:50000000:1*2^28
| [Sep 14 07:11:39 UTC] RC5: Completed 5E38EBB9:50000000 (1.00 stats
| units)
| [Sep 14 07:11:39 UTC] RC5: Loaded 5EF9FE70:10000000:1*2^28
| [Sep 14 07:11:46 UTC] RC5: Saved 5EF9FE70:10000000:1*2^28 (0 
| keys done)
| [Sep 14 07:11:46 UTC] RC5: Loaded 5E38EBBA:30000000:1*2^28
| [Sep 14 07:29:26 UTC] RC5: Completed 5E38EBBA:30000000 (1.00 stats
| units)
| [Sep 14 07:29:26 UTC] RC5: Loaded 5EF9FE70:10000000:1*2^28
| [Sep 14 07:29:27 UTC] RC5: Saved 5EF9FE70:10000000:1*2^28 (0 
| keys done)
| [Sep 14 07:29:27 UTC] RC5: Loaded 5E400C14:60000000:1*2^28
| [Sep 14 07:47:07 UTC] RC5: Completed 5E400C14:60000000 (1.00 stats
| units)
| [Sep 14 07:47:07 UTC] RC5: Loaded 5EF9FE70:10000000:1*2^28
| [Sep 14 07:47:02 UTC] RC5: Saved 5EF9FE70:10000000:1*2^28 (0 
| keys done)
| [Sep 14 07:47:02 UTC] RC5: Loaded 5E400C15:10000000:1*2^28
| [Sep 14 08:04:41 UTC] RC5: Completed 5E400C15:10000000 (1.00 stats
| units)
| [Sep 14 08:04:41 UTC] RC5: Loaded 5EF9FE70:10000000:1*2^28
| [Sep 14 08:04:43 UTC] RC5: Saved 5EF9FE70:10000000:1*2^28 (0 
| keys done)
| [Sep 14 08:04:43 UTC] RC5: Loaded 5E400C15:E0000000:1*2^28
| [Sep 14 08:22:23 UTC] RC5: Completed 5E400C15:E0000000 (1.00 stats
| units)
| [Sep 14 08:22:23 UTC] RC5: Loaded 5EF9FE70:10000000:1*2^28
| [Sep 14 08:22:21 UTC] RC5: Saved 5EF9FE70:10000000:1*2^28 (0 
| keys done)
| [Sep 14 08:22:21 UTC] RC5: Loaded 5E400C16:E0000000:1*2^28
| [Sep 14 08:40:36 UTC] RC5: Completed 5E400C16:E0000000 (1.00 stats
| units)
| [Sep 14 08:40:36 UTC] RC5: Loaded 5EF9FE70:10000000:1*2^28
| [Sep 14 08:40:34 UTC] RC5: Saved 5EF9FE70:10000000:1*2^28 (0 
| keys done)
| [Sep 14 08:40:34 UTC] RC5: Loaded 5E400C17:70000000:1*2^28
| [Sep 14 08:58:13 UTC] RC5: Completed 5E400C17:70000000 (1.00 stats
| units)
| [Sep 14 08:58:13 UTC] RC5: Loaded 5EF9FE70:10000000:1*2^28
| [Sep 14 08:58:17 UTC] RC5: Saved 5EF9FE70:10000000:1*2^28 (0 
| keys done)
| [Sep 14 08:58:17 UTC] RC5: Loaded 5E400C18:30000000:1*2^28
| [Sep 14 09:15:56 UTC] RC5: Completed 5E400C18:30000000 (1.00 stats
| units)
| [Sep 14 09:15:56 UTC] RC5: Loaded 5EF9FE70:10000000:1*2^28
| [Sep 14 09:15:56 UTC] RC5: Saved 5EF9FE70:10000000:1*2^28 (0 
| keys done)
| [Sep 14 09:15:56 UTC] RC5: Loaded 5E457C18:60000000:1*2^28
| [Sep 14 09:33:35 UTC] RC5: Completed 5E457C18:60000000 (1.00 stats
| units)
| [Sep 14 09:33:35 UTC] RC5: Loaded 5EF9FE70:10000000:1*2^28
| [Sep 14 09:33:39 UTC] RC5: Saved 5EF9FE70:10000000:1*2^28 (0 
| keys done)
| [Sep 14 09:33:39 UTC] RC5: Loaded 5E457C19:30000000:1*2^28
| [Sep 14 09:51:19 UTC] RC5: Completed 5E457C19:30000000 (1.00 stats
| units)
| [Sep 14 09:51:19 UTC] RC5: Loaded 5EF9FE70:10000000:1*2^28
| [Sep 14 09:51:17 UTC] RC5: Saved 5EF9FE70:10000000:1*2^28 (0 
| keys done)
| [Sep 14 09:51:17 UTC] RC5: Loaded 5E457C19:B0000000:1*2^28
| [Sep 14 10:08:56 UTC] RC5: Completed 5E457C19:B0000000 (1.00 stats
| units)
| [Sep 14 10:08:56 UTC] RC5: Loaded 5EF9FE70:10000000:1*2^28
| [Sep 14 10:08:54 UTC] RC5: Saved 5EF9FE70:10000000:1*2^28 (0 
| keys done)
| [Sep 14 10:08:54 UTC] RC5: Loaded 5E457C1A:80000000:1*2^28
| [Sep 14 10:26:33 UTC] RC5: Completed 5E457C1A:80000000 (1.00 stats
| units)
| [Sep 14 10:26:33 UTC] RC5: Loaded 5EF9FE70:10000000:1*2^28
| [Sep 14 10:26:33 UTC] RC5: Saved 5EF9FE70:10000000:1*2^28 (0 
| keys done)
| [Sep 14 10:26:33 UTC] RC5: Loaded 5E457C1B:10000000:1*2^28
| [Sep 14 10:44:13 UTC] RC5: Completed 5E457C1B:10000000 (1.00 stats
| units)
| [Sep 14 10:44:13 UTC] RC5: Loaded 5EF9FE70:10000000:1*2^28
| 
| 
| the config is setup such that there should be two keys in the inbound
| buffer at all times and finished keys are sent as soon as 
| they arrive in
| the outbound buffer... i'll post that config if needed...
| 
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