20030725, 13:54  #1 
Jun 2003
Shanghai, China
109 Posts 
worktodo.ini ?
Can anyone point me to an explanation of the contents of worktodo.ini file?

20030725, 15:20  #2 
Aug 2002
Dawn of the Dead
5·47 Posts 
It contains one or more lines, each having an operator with three arguments  test(candidate, factoring depth, status). It looks like:
Test=20000000,66,0 which sets the client to do a LL test on 20000000M, which was trial factored to 66 bits and needs P1 factoring. 
20030725, 16:00  #3 
Jul 2003
2·3·5 Posts 
For double checking assignments it replaces Test= with DoubleCheck=
If factoring has been completed the 0 will turn into a 1. I'm not sure what trial factoring looks like though... 
20030725, 16:14  #4 
Dec 2002
Frederick County, MD
2·5·37 Posts 
For Trial Factoring it looks like:
Factor=20000000,66 and it'll start factoring from 2^66, and go up to either the program default, or up to to the value FactorOverride is set to in prime.ini, if FactorOverride exists in prime.ini 
20030725, 17:36  #5 
Aug 2002
310_{8} Posts 
If you want to do P1 factoring only, it contains a line
Pfactor=20000000,66,0 where 66 indicates the depth to which the exponent has previously been trial factored (or will be trial factored, if you follow the strategy discussed in some other threads). The "0" says that this exponent has not yet had a firsttime LL test. If it has, then change the "0" to a "1", and a lessintensive (lower bounds) P1 test will be done, since there is less net benefit to GIMPS for finding a factor if only the doublecheck will be eliminated. 
20030725, 20:37  #6 
Aug 2002
318_{10} Posts 
You guys know that you probably just confused the hell out of the poor guy.

20030725, 23:37  #7 
Aug 2002
2^{3}×5^{2} Posts 
... and we didn't even get into ECM yet! :D

20030726, 04:35  #8 
Jun 2003
Shanghai, China
109 Posts 
Not too confused. ;)
In fact, that's a very helpful clarification. So what is the default depth for trial factoring? And what's ECM? (Electronic CounterMeasures? ) I'm surprised the worktodo.ini format is not documented anywhere on the site. Maybe one for the FAQ? Or am I the only person who couldn't figure this out by himself? 
20030726, 09:00  #9  
"Sander"
Oct 2002
52.345322,5.52471
10010100101_{2} Posts 
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20030727, 06:30  #10  
Sep 2002
Oeiras, Portugal
2^{3}×181 Posts 
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