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22 Apr 2024 00:22:55 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Better understanding of GitHub issue 377  
From: Thorsten
Date: 26 Jan 2024 07:20:33
Message: <65b3a391$1@news.povray.org>
On 25.01.2024 16:49, William F Pokorny wrote:
> Aside: As of writing this I'm unsure what happens with render 
> continuations.  If the position in the random number streams are 
> maintained in the state file, continuations should work without issue. 
> Otherwise continued renders may well show differences when compared to 
> renders not stopped and re-started.

Using a random sampling and then always expecting the same result is a 
user error, not a bug. The random effects may also depend on the thread 
settings, block size settings, hardware used, etc. because they are 
random. As such, clearly not a bug.

Thorsten


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