Re: heavier CPU load = more pairs/sec???

Colin L. Hildinger (colin@ionet.net)
Sat, 03 May 97 11:38:38 -0500


On Sat, 3 May 1997 11:19:13 -0500 (CDT), Timur Tabi wrote:

>Something is wrong with the OS/2 client timing's. The heavier the
>CPU load on my machine, the faster the client runs. Look at
>this:
>
>Processor 1 -- 2^29 complementary pairs of keys starting with
>6445D5C880010101
>................................................................
>................................................................
>................................................................
>................................................................
>Processor 1 -- Elapsed time: 2489 seconds
>Processor 1 -- Key not found
>Processor 1 -- 2^29 complementary pairs of keys starting with
>6162E52901010101
>................................................................
>................................................................
>................................................................
>................................................................
>Processor 1 -- Elapsed time: 1223 seconds
>Processor 1 -- Key not found
>
>On a completely idle system, the elapsed time is just over 2600
>seconds for 2^29 pairs. As the load increases (that is, I start other
>programs and less CPU is available to deschall.exe), the elapsed
>time decreases. In fact, now it's testing 2^30 pairs, because it
>thinks it's much faster now!

Wierd. It certainly doesn't behave like that on my system. When I'm
using it my system, deschall's definately slower. I'd think you'd be
checking blocks of 2^30 if you're getting 950k keys/s. If you're
worried about it, kick its priority up with any of the utilities that
can do that.

Colin L. Hildinger

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