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Author Topic: OFFICIAL CGMINER mining software thread for linux/win/osx/mips/arm/r-pi 4.10.0  (Read 5757020 times)
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October 30, 2012, 04:43:04 AM
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For P2Pool, it only matters if you were shooting for a higher diff share to begin with. Then you get a bigger slice of the reward for your higher diff share, but since you'll be finding less of them, it is still supposed to balance out.

Just getting a high diff share alone won't do it.

So, if you were shooting for a share at 702.33721188 or above, and hit a  2267613.78728177 diff share, your share is credited with the ~702 value... but if you have overridden your mining to look for diff 2000.00000000 shares or above instead, and hit that ~2267613 diff share, then your share is credited with the 2000 value.

Keeping track of that 2267613 is just for e-penis credit Smiley

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October 30, 2012, 08:34:41 AM
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2.8.7 version of cgminer has been working for me smooth on my 7970 rig in windows. Before that i saw random crashes with erlier versions, good job.
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October 30, 2012, 08:36:31 AM
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2.8.7 version of cgminer has been working for me smooth on my 7970 rig in windows. Before that i saw random crashes with erlier versions, good job.
Yay, much appreciate the feedback, especially when it's good  Wink

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October 30, 2012, 03:01:13 PM
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Con, can you tell us anything about the progress with BFL ASIC support?  Please choose one of the following:

1.  I can't talk about it, I'm under NDA.
2.  I've logged in remotely to their servers and have poked around a little.
3.  I've logged in remotely and have already begun creating code for BFL's ASIC to work with cgminer.
4.  I have no plans to log in remotely to BFL and won't do anything until they send me some real hardware.
5.  I have real hardware in hand and am working on the code.
6.  I won't support BFL ASIC because I won't develop for them for free and they haven't paid me yet.

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October 30, 2012, 04:46:56 PM
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I think commit 8bd8696854 got the bug I was having. No segfaults in nearly 4 days now Smiley
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October 30, 2012, 04:47:20 PM
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Thanks for all the hard work on 2.8.7, it rocks!

It seems there is small anomaly with the .config file. If I have multiple pools in the config file AND I'm using the stratum+tcp:// uri AND the stratum+tcp:// pool is not the first line in the config file, then the stratum+tcp:// pool is reported as dead.

If works fine if you are using stratum with http and letting cgminer redirect to the stratum uri - just not if you explicitly call out stratum+tcp.

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October 30, 2012, 05:03:07 PM
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Sorry if this has already been addressed, but will cgminer support namecoin merged mining with GBT/stratum pools?  Will a local namecoind instance be required for this since work is checked locally for GBT?  Thanks!

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October 30, 2012, 05:08:31 PM
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Smooth sailing on the new release 2.8.7, 79xx and 58xx rigs are all happy! Thanks Con!

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October 30, 2012, 06:24:30 PM
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Sorry if this has already been addressed, but will cgminer support namecoin merged mining with GBT/stratum pools?  Will a local namecoind instance be required for this since work is checked locally for GBT?  Thanks!
As far as the pool supports it, yes, and without local nmcd.
For example, BTCGuild is Stratum and Merged NMC/BTC, so i am going for 2.8.7 after the positive reports here.
Slush0's Proxy stopped working for me, so my 2.7.6 miners have switched to another pool instead, because stratum was buggy under win7.
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October 30, 2012, 06:49:11 PM
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Sorry if this has already been addressed, but will cgminer support namecoin merged mining with GBT/stratum pools?  Will a local namecoind instance be required for this since work is checked locally for GBT?  Thanks!
As far as the pool supports it, yes, and without local nmcd.
For example, BTCGuild is Stratum and Merged NMC/BTC, so i am going for 2.8.7 after the positive reports here.
Slush0's Proxy stopped working for me, so my 2.7.6 miners have switched to another pool instead, because stratum was buggy under win7.

Thanks - there's some thoughts in the Slush thread near the end that merged mining will die with GBT/Stratum, but DrHaribo of Bitminter says there's no issue.

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14:43 <+DrHaribo> both GBT and Stratum allow you to change the generation transaction
14:43 <+DrHaribo> but the server can tell you to include the merged mining data
14:43 < hardwarehank> ok glad you have a handle on it
14:43 <+DrHaribo> so there is no problem
14:44 <+DrHaribo> but I agree with Slush that the namecoin project seems dead

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October 30, 2012, 07:18:13 PM
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Can anyone tell me if they are running Linux what combination of Catalyst and SDK they are using?

I cleaned everything off and am using Catalyst 12.8.

When I install SDK 2.5 and compile against it, cgminer (2.7.7, 2.8.5 and 2.8.7) all segfault on startup (also trying to see how to leave the debug symbols intact for gdb so I can be of more help).

If I install the SDK 2.5 manually (so as not to overwrite the OpenCL and the amdocl64 library (I am using 64 bit Debian Squeeze) then cgminer says 'You have SDK 2.6.+ which performs poorly with this kernel (phatk)'. Does everyone use the diablo these days?

Still only getting the one card noticed by cgminer.. any help with that would be much appreciated.

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October 30, 2012, 07:44:11 PM
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Can anyone tell me if they are running Linux what combination of Catalyst and SDK they are using?

Since April I've been running driver 12.3 on top of SDK 2.6 (both manually installed). Ubuntu 11.10 64bit, AMD 7970.
Cgminer uses poclbm kernel, of course.

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October 30, 2012, 07:50:56 PM
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Can anyone tell me if they are running Linux what combination of Catalyst and SDK they are using?
I use Catalyst 11.12 and SDK 2.5 on Ubuntu 12.04 (phatk kernel). It took me a long time to figure out how to install both of them properly. Unless you're using 7000 series cards, I'd recommend this combo.

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October 30, 2012, 08:21:52 PM
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Con, can you tell us anything about the progress with BFL ASIC support?  Please choose one of the following:

1.  I can't talk about it, I'm under NDA.
2.  I've logged in remotely to their servers and have poked around a little.
3.  I've logged in remotely and have already begun creating code for BFL's ASIC to work with cgminer.
4.  I have no plans to log in remotely to BFL and won't do anything until they send me some real hardware.
5.  I have real hardware in hand and am working on the code.
6.  I won't support BFL ASIC because I won't develop for them for free and they haven't paid me yet.


No NDA, no physical hardware, no remote access, not even a protocol document to work from. Nothing has been done yet. Will start once I at least get protocol docs.

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October 30, 2012, 10:15:09 PM
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Con, can you tell us anything about the progress with BFL ASIC support?  Please choose one of the following:

1.  I can't talk about it, I'm under NDA.
2.  I've logged in remotely to their servers and have poked around a little.
3.  I've logged in remotely and have already begun creating code for BFL's ASIC to work with cgminer.
4.  I have no plans to log in remotely to BFL and won't do anything until they send me some real hardware.
5.  I have real hardware in hand and am working on the code.
6.  I won't support BFL ASIC because I won't develop for them for free and they haven't paid me yet.


No NDA, no physical hardware, no remote access, not even a protocol document to work from. Nothing has been done yet. Will start once I at least get protocol docs.

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October 30, 2012, 10:30:20 PM
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Con, can you tell us anything about the progress with BFL ASIC support?  Please choose one of the following:

1.  I can't talk about it, I'm under NDA.
2.  I've logged in remotely to their servers and have poked around a little.
3.  I've logged in remotely and have already begun creating code for BFL's ASIC to work with cgminer.
4.  I have no plans to log in remotely to BFL and won't do anything until they send me some real hardware.
5.  I have real hardware in hand and am working on the code.
6.  I won't support BFL ASIC because I won't develop for them for free and they haven't paid me yet.

For me there is some of: 1.

However, to clarify, BFL have already said they will be sending hardware.
My 'discussion' in one of the BFL threads resolved the whole issue/questions about only providing remote access.

As long as BFL and bASIC send out the dev hardware, support for them will be in cgminer
and they have both said they will be sending dev hardware, publicly, on the forum.

It's now simply am issue of 'time' (when the information and hardware is available)

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October 30, 2012, 10:43:43 PM
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I think commit 8bd8696854 got the bug I was having. No segfaults in nearly 4 days now Smiley
Well spotted!
Just a Linux 'overlay' I wrote that I put on cgminer (memory.h) to directly tell me what memory wasn't being freed
(and it does a lot of other memory checking also)
I'm always paranoid about my code and memory problems, so I've spent quite some effort on it.
My latest (final) version now works very well and is simple for me to enable
(and add only a few lines needed to api.c to do manual status checks)
It uses a LOT more memory, so memory leaks will also show up a lot faster.

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October 31, 2012, 02:27:24 AM
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Con, can you tell us anything about the progress with BFL ASIC support?  Please choose one of the following:

1.  I can't talk about it, I'm under NDA.
2.  I've logged in remotely to their servers and have poked around a little.
3.  I've logged in remotely and have already begun creating code for BFL's ASIC to work with cgminer.
4.  I have no plans to log in remotely to BFL and won't do anything until they send me some real hardware.
5.  I have real hardware in hand and am working on the code.
6.  I won't support BFL ASIC because I won't develop for them for free and they haven't paid me yet.


No NDA, no physical hardware, no remote access, not even a protocol document to work from. Nothing has been done yet. Will start once I at least get protocol docs.

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October 31, 2012, 02:31:31 AM
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Con, can you tell us anything about the progress with BFL ASIC support? 
No NDA, no physical hardware, no remote access, not even a protocol document to work from. Nothing has been done yet. Will start once I at least get protocol docs.
Oh and I  realised it was implicit but not explicit in my response, but just since everyone is clinging to any news, I also have not been given any indication of the timeframe for arrival of any of the above.

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October 31, 2012, 05:04:08 AM
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Can anyone tell me if they are running Linux what combination of Catalyst and SDK they are using?
I use Catalyst 11.12 and SDK 2.5 on Ubuntu 12.04 (phatk kernel). It took me a long time to figure out how to install both of them properly. Unless you're using 7000 series cards, I'd recommend this combo.

You sir, are 'da man'. Cleaned everything up and installed those versions (Catalyst 11.12 and SDK 2.5) and then recompiled cgminer (2.8.7). Fired up (no segfaults) AND both GPUs were enabled. Trucking along at over 800Mh using phatk. Room for tweaking but that's so very awesome, thank you so much Smiley - Sent .25 BTC your way for 'thanks' Smiley

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