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Old 2003-02-08, 02:38   #8
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That's the problem. P-1 factoring is different from other testing. It has to all be done in one stage. It doesn't have save&resume files like a Lucas-Lehmer test, or normal factoring. And the P-1 test doesn't determine primality, it's a method trial factoring done to reduce the number of long primality tests we have to do.
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