[RC5] OGR motivations/achievements in general

Bruce Wilson bwilson at distributed.net
Wed Oct 9 14:45:53 EDT 2002

Because of the nature of the bug, if the ruler is truncated once, it
will be truncated every time.  Unfortunately, this means we will be
discarding essentially all 2nd pass work with existing clients.  (sigh -
I hate giving bad news).

Again, this is to the best of my knowledge - I am not a coder for OGR,
and I don't know all the details, I am merely echoing what I understand
from discussions on IRC.

We have from time to time gone over the work received and updated the
keymaster's maps for which workunits have not yet been received, in an
effort to make the most of the work being handed out.  (No sense handing
it out again if we already have one apparently valid result).  Like our
other projects, the new-work-return rate has declined and the
duplicate-work rate has increased the closer we get to the end, but
there is still a significant percentage of work not yet received back
for the first time.

Bruce Wilson <bwilson at distributed.net>
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| -----Original Message-----
| From: owner-rc5 at lists.distributed.net 
| [mailto:owner-rc5 at lists.distributed.net] On Behalf Of Jeff Leigh
| Sent: Wednesday, October 09, 2002 01:34
| To: rc5 at lists.distributed.net
| Subject: Re: [RC5] OGR motivations/achievements in general
| I understand the need to verify the current results with the new (as 
| yet unavailable) client, but it seems like you should already have 
| gotten thru all the stubs several times over by now.
| Here is Dave Avery's .plan file from 2000:
| :: 23-Sep-2000 04:14 (Saturday) ::
|   OGR progress report:
| As of 23:59 22-sept-2000 there were 2,264,082 unique OGR-25 stubs 
| returned,
| out of 12,207,683, or 14.89% complete
| As of 23:59 22-sept-2000 all but 7 unique OGR-24 stubs had 
| been returned
| and about 49% had valid pass-2 returns
| So over 2 years ago, OGR-24 was already half way thru the second pass 
| and OGR-25 was already at 15% up from 9% on Sept 11th. So how many 
| times have these stubs been checked over with the 'broken' client? 
| Seems like every stub would have been checked numerous times by now.
| On Friday, October 4, 2002, at 09:16  AM, Bruce Wilson wrote:
| > Because of the verification plan we are using, we do not 
| expect to have
| > to discard work done with current buggy clients unless the 
| bug affected
| > the results for a given stub.  Our original plan was to require two
| > identical results for the same stub from different 
| participants.  Now 
| > we
| > will be revising that to say that one of the results must also come 
| > from
| > a "fixed" client.  If the buggy client gives the same results as the
| > fixed client, the bug was not a factor.  If the buggy client gives a
| > different result, then we wait for a confirmation from a different
| > participant using the fixed client.
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