20171024, 22:54  #1 
1976 Toyota Corona years forever!
"Wayne"
Nov 2006
Saskatchewan, Canada
5·19·47 Posts 
What does * represent on Recent Results report?
Code:
storm5510 Manual testing 186326311 F 20171024 15:13 0.0 0.0748 Factor: 639998333042400862489 / TF: 6970 Dominik Radler Manual testing 189914267 F 20171021 08:49 0.0 0.2034 Factor: 738480182799319135169 / TF: 6970* Both are first (ONLY) factors from TF Neither has any LL/DC results. 
20171024, 23:40  #2 
"/X\(‘‘)/X\"
Jan 2013
2·31·47 Posts 
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.

20171027, 11:53  #3 
Oct 2015
2×7×19 Posts 
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 nonprimes as fast as possible.

20171028, 00:56  #4 
Random Account
Aug 2009
U.S.A.
2^{2}·421 Posts 
An excerpt from mfaktc.ini:
Code:
# 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 
20171028, 07:07  #5 
Oct 2015
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20180709, 21:14  #6 
1976 Toyota Corona years forever!
"Wayne"
Nov 2006
Saskatchewan, Canada
5×19×47 Posts 
May seem trite...
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 7273 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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