20171024, 22:54  #1 
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"Wayne"
Nov 2006
Saskatchewan, Canada
2^{3}·7·79 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^{3}·359 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 
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Aug 2009
U.S.A.
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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 
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"Wayne"
Nov 2006
Saskatchewan, Canada
10510_{8} 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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