[Cado-nfs-discuss] Arguments to produce hintfile

Emmanuel Thomé Emmanuel.Thome at inria.fr
Mon Jul 30 09:37:09 CEST 2018


Yes, hintfile-helper.py is unmaintained, and unnecessary now. It should
not be in the repository, in fact.

E.

On Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 08:10:03AM +0200, Pierrick Gaudry wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Tools and documentation for the hint-file are more or less all obsolete,
> because the descent binary is now much more clever than before.
> 
> If I remember correctly, the hint files were written by hand, except for
> the columns 2 and 3 for which the helper script was run. But setting 1.0
> and 1.0 for these two columns shouldn't hurt much in terms of
> performance.
> 
> I might work on this in the not too far future : I wouldn't be surprised
> if nowadays this hint file can be reduced to almost nothing. In the
> meantime, I suggest you try to imitate what's in the other hint files.
> 
> Regards,
> Pierrick
> 
> On Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 06:01:44AM +0000, He Xiaoou wrote:
> > Dear Zimmermann,
> > 
> > Thank you for your advice. After replacing fb1 by fb, there is neither error nor response after the command line.
> > I’m wondering if there’s some alternative way or tricks to generate a hint file.
> > 
> > Best regards.
> > 
> > Xiaoou He
> > 
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