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Old 2009-10-15, 10:56   #56
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Anyways, would it be possible to use the old client, but pointing to www.psp-project.de:7100 instead of the old setting in lrr-clientconfig.txt ?
( which is in mine:
server = "pspnet.no-ip.info"
port = 12984
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Nope, sorry. PRPnet uses a completely different client/server protocol than LLRnet, so I'm afraid they are completely uninterchangeable.

I think the old LLRnet server's still going to be online for a little while, right? If so, then you should be able to still use that if you like, albeit without the new speed boosts (about 6-10%).

BTW, regarding the confusion about what exactly are the new and old version: in the sense that you're referring to them, LLRnet is the old client and PRPnet is the new client. When rogue mentioned version 2.3 not being faster, he was referring to version 2.3 of the new client, PRPnet. There's still some little tweaks being made to PRPnet to make it more stable and more flexible, which is why there's different versions of it floating around.
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Old 2009-10-16, 13:22   #57
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I've used TrayIt to hide console windows into the system tray, it can remember profiles for certain programs which can be useful.
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Old 2009-11-01, 10:04   #58
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prpnet is upgraded to version 2.4.
The server is now 2.4.2 and for windows and linux there are new clients available. These have the version 2.4.3.
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http://tools.1up.no/psp/prpclient/


You can continue to use the old client but I would recommend to upgrade to the new client as the new client server combination resolves the problem with sometimes lost residues.

To upgrade it should be enough to stop the prpnet client and replace the "prpclient" executable with the new one and restart.

Attention It might be possible that in the linux version the rights might be broken as I only have a windows system available at the moment and sometimes the packer destroys the linux rights structure.

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Old 2010-03-08, 10:05   #59
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Just to keep this thread updated; The PRPNet servers are running version 2.4.7 (and have been for a while).
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Old 2010-04-26, 12:44   #60
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Does this PRP client checkpoint at all?

When using ctrl-C to stop prpclient.exe, it shuts down the llr process cleanly. When restarting, it basically goes on where it left off.

However, when stopping prpclient by simply closing its window, or killing the process, or windows shutdown, it appears to restart from scratch (or its last clean shutdown).

Is there any way to prevent wasting hours or even days of runtime if one forgets to shut down the client cleanly, or windows crashes, or....?
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Old 2010-04-26, 12:49   #61
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Does this PRP client checkpoint at all?

When using ctrl-C to stop prpclient.exe, it shuts down the llr process cleanly. When restarting, it basically goes on where it left off.

However, when stopping prpclient by simply closing its window, or killing the process, or windows shutdown, it appears to restart from scratch (or its last clean shutdown).

Is there any way to prevent wasting hours or even days of runtime if one forgets to shut down the client cleanly, or windows crashes, or....?
The client relies on the checkpointing done by LLR/PFGW/phrot/genefer. The client does its own checkpointing by updating the work_xx.save files whenever a test is started or stopped.

Your description of "restart from scratch" seems inaccurate at best. Could you add more description to the behavior you are experiencing?
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Old 2010-04-26, 17:29   #62
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The client relies on the checkpointing done by LLR/PFGW/phrot/genefer. The client does its own checkpointing by updating the work_xx.save files whenever a test is started or stopped.

Your description of "restart from scratch" seems inaccurate at best. Could you add more description to the behavior you are experiencing?
Well, maybe I'm overlooking something, but the restarting from scratch seems to be what I am experiencing.

Start the client(s), wait for an hour or so, check the percent completed (just over a percent in my case) and close all client windows by using the X top right button (so don't use ctrl-c or ctrl-break), or kill the prpclient process(es) using task manager.

Start the client(s) again, and check the messages. In my case, messages indicated a restart from scratch (starting at bit 7, 0.0%)

Windows7 64 bits, most recent client.

If you need more info/messages or whatever, let me know.
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Well, maybe I'm overlooking something, but the restarting from scratch seems to be what I am experiencing.

Start the client(s), wait for an hour or so, check the percent completed (just over a percent in my case) and close all client windows by using the X top right button (so don't use ctrl-c or ctrl-break), or kill the prpclient process(es) using task manager.

Start the client(s) again, and check the messages. In my case, messages indicated a restart from scratch (starting at bit 7, 0.0%)

Windows7 64 bits, most recent client.

If you need more info/messages or whatever, let me know.
Is there a temp file created by LLR in the client directory before AND after you do this? Which version of LLR are you using?
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Old 2010-04-26, 18:27   #64
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Is there a temp file created by LLR in the client directory before AND after you do this? Which version of LLR are you using?
I downloaded prpclient-2.4.7-windows-llr-3.8.0.zip from http://tools.1up.no/psp/prpclient/

Apart from the programs, .ini and .log file, I have work_PSPtest.in, work_PSPtest.out,work_PSPtest.save and z4111005 in the directory during the time the client is active. If I shutdown the client with control-C, the .in and .out files are gone. If I close the window instead, those files are still present after the client was shutdown.

Also, a clean shutdown with ctrl-C comes up with several messages (signal caught - terminating is the first I think), where closing the window does not show this messages in either the window itself or the prpclient.log file.

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Apart from the programs, .ini and .log file, I have work_PSPtest.in, work_PSPtest.out,work_PSPtest.save and z4111005 in the directory during the time the client is active. If I shutdown the client with control-C, the .in and .out files are gone. If I close the window instead, those files are still present after the client was shutdown.

Also, a clean shutdown with ctrl-C comes up with several messages (signal caught - terminating is the first I think), where closing the window does not show this messages in either the window itself or the prpclient.log file.
How do you start the client? From the DOS prompt or by double-clicking the exe?

Note that the current version of PRPNet is 3.2.4. I strongly recommend that the server be upgraded. AFAIK, this is one of the last projects (if not the last) that has not migrated to 3.2.x. When the server is upgraded, it will require clients to upgrade to 3.2.x. I have not been able to reproduce this problem in 3.2.x with PFGW. How the client uses PFGW and LLR are very similar, so LLR should also work correctly with 3.2.x when closing the DOS window in this way.
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Old 2010-04-27, 05:50   #66
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How do you start the client? From the DOS prompt or by double-clicking the exe?

Note that the current version of PRPNet is 3.2.4. I strongly recommend that the server be upgraded. AFAIK, this is one of the last projects (if not the last) that has not migrated to 3.2.x. When the server is upgraded, it will require clients to upgrade to 3.2.x. I have not been able to reproduce this problem in 3.2.x with PFGW. How the client uses PFGW and LLR are very similar, so LLR should also work correctly with 3.2.x when closing the DOS window in this way.
There's a .BAT file supplied in the download that starts 1,2,4 or 8 clients. It basically changes to a directory and executes prpclient.exe using the "START" command. I observe the same behaviour however when starting by double-cliocking prpclient.exe.

Client version 3.2.4? Will see if I can find that and re-test. Does that client work with the 2.4.7 server?

EDIT : Well, I found the 3.2.4 client (alpha version), still seeing the same behaviour :(

Last fiddled with by DigiK-oz on 2010-04-27 at 06:39 Reason: New version tested
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