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Old 2017-10-24, 22:54   #1
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Default What does * represent on Recent Results report?

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storm5510	Manual testing	186326311	F	2017-10-24 15:13	0.0	0.0748	Factor: 639998333042400862489 / TF: 69-70
Dominik Radler	Manual testing	189914267	F	2017-10-21 08:49	0.0	0.2034	Factor: 738480182799319135169 / TF: 69-70*
Both are 69-70
Both are first (ONLY) factors from TF
Neither has any LL/DC results.
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Old 2017-10-24, 23:40   #2
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It means the factoring program stopped without finishing the bit level. It indicates incomplete work if someone in the future is trying to find more factors.
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Old 2017-10-27, 11:53   #3
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I'll enable that flag in mfaktc if I'm working at higher bit levels for instance. I don't want to spend a long time working through and entire 80+ bit level if there is a factor discovered close to the start. Unless I'm looking for all factors, it's counter productive to eliminating the non-primes as fast as possible.
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An excerpt from mfaktc.ini:

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# possible values for StopAfterFactor:
# 0: Do not stop the current assignment after a factor was found.
# 1: When a factor was found for the current assignment stop after the
#    current bitlevel. This makes only sense when Stages is enabled.
# 2: When a factor was found for the current assignment stop after the
#    current class.
#
# Default: StopAfterFactor=0

StopAfterFactor=0
It is my experience that stopping after the current class will place an asterisk in the results, meaning an incomplete test.
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An excerpt from mfaktc.ini:

[/CODE]It is my experience that stopping after the current class will place an asterisk in the results, meaning an incomplete test.
Yep. I found that out after being thoroughly confused the first time I saw my stats with it enabled.
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Old 2018-07-09, 21:14   #6
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I am using Option: 0... finish the entire bit level for the current exponent even if a factor is found.

I think that if one chooses this option then the credit given should reflect the work to complete the entire bit level; ...however I have noted that I am only getting credit equivalent to the relative size of the factor.

That is, if I am testing bit levels 72-73 and find only one 72.1 bit factor I only get 10% of the credit I would get for finding a 72.99 bit factor; even though my GPU has the the same amount of work by testing the entire bit range.
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