Xplotter uses more threads than available??



  • @blago, I transferred a bat file template from an 8 thread computer to a 4 thread computer. I forgot to change the # of threads to 4 and started plotting on the 4 thread computer. I was using 1G of memory so when the file started the header said, 256 nonces/thread. When I discovered the error I changed the bat file to 4 threads and restarted it. Then the header said 512 nonces/thread.

    So question is, is the plotfile section that was made with the 8 thread bat file only half filled with nonces? With the other 4 threads never being written to the drive or does the Xplotter program know how to deal with idiotic mistakes, like what i did?



  • @rds said in Xplotter uses more threads than available??:

    @blago, I transferred a bat file template from an 8 thread computer to a 4 thread computer. I forgot to change the # of threads to 4 and started plotting on the 4 thread computer. I was using 1G of memory so when the file started the header said, 256 nonces/thread. When I discovered the error I changed the bat file to 4 threads and restarted it. Then the header said 512 nonces/thread.

    So question is, is the plotfile section that was made with the 8 thread bat file only half filled with nonces? With the other 4 threads never being written to the drive or does the Xplotter program know how to deal with idiotic mistakes, like what i did?

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    @rds No, it will be correctly filled - each core will have run one thread and then the other, so all 8 threads run, just slower.