i'm pretty new to this topic but like to learn how things are working. I got some general questions to the different miner-settings available. First of all i know about pool-mining and how to set it up for different pools and i also know about the fact that solo mining is not worth but as i said i like the technical things and try to set different things up to make it work. I'am using geth. Got it full synced and added the "--mine" command to enable the ability to mine. Complete command :
geth.exe --http --miner.etherbase 0x42f1DE45fe91d741C968C4C976E19d3e2224EC16 --ethash.cachedir "K:\Blockchain_Ether\Blockchain\geth\ethash/cache/" --ethash.dagdir "K:\Blockchain_Ether\Blockchain\geth\ethash/dag/" --datadir "K:\Blockchain_Ether\Blockchain" --keystore "K:\Blockchain_Ether\Blockchain\keystore" --syncmode "full" --mine
This works fine i guess because when i attach to the node i get a "sync=false"-state which occured when the currentblock hitted the highest block. Complete Command:
geth.exe attach ipc:\\.\pipe\geth.ipc
When succesfull attached:
If i gonna proof my Accounts with the following command i got my Adress which is totaly fine:
Proofed my balance with the following command which returns 0 which is also fine:
I would say that the node is running good this way.
Here comes the part i'am unsure about.
I started a mining-tool called "etherminer" with the following command:
ethminer.exe -U -P http://127.0.0.1:8545
This workes good as i think. I mean the mining-tool stays synced with all the jobs incomming from geth. I proofed it by comparing the sealhash. Following Screenshot of the working etherminer (from another timestamp so hash-values are not matching)
I was thinking about using the t-rex miner but i'am not sure about the "correct" command. The command i tryed looked like it's working as well but it get's waaaaaaay less jobs then the etherminer. I started the t-rex miner with the following command:
"K:\MiningTools\t-rex-0.24.8-win\t-rex.exe" -a ethash -o stratum+http://127.0.0.1:8545 -u 0x42f1DE45fe91d741C968C4C976E19d3e2224EC16 --mt 3 --pl 80 --fan t:60 --lock-cclock 0 --cclock 100 --mclock 100
Now my questions... :)
Geth is sending a lot of jobs. Like a lot of jobs between each complete block. Etherminer is recieving all these jobs and starting to mine on every single job? Is there a reward for every single job? Compared to t-rex miner it looks like this tool only get the "full-block-job" which results into less incomming jobs. Is this just a visual thing that t-rex is not showing the micro-things happening between the lines ot is it not working this way? How is the reward system on that different methods?
I can start t-rex with different algorythms. In my case i used -a ethash, does -a etchash would work as well and i just can choose on which algorythm i got more hashrate?
When i start the miner in geth with the following command on the attached console: miner.start(2) It should start the CPU-Mining-Function with 2 Threads. (I got an i7 8600k with 6 Threads), but my CPU is instantly raising to 100%. Why is this the case? And when i try to stop the miner with the command miner.stop it dont work. The CPU stays on 100%. This only can be solved by terminating the complete synced geth node and restarting it. On bot commands i get the return value NULL which should be fine. But something is not working properly i guess.
Does one of my setups should work? So based on my informations, would it be possible to find a block theoretically (low chance i know)? Port 30303 is still closed it seemed to be not neccesary - hopefully i'm right? :)
Hopefully there are some people to help me:) I just like technical things and just want to make it work, understanding things. Any help even to understand the whole things more and more would be awesome!
Take care - stay healty !