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Claymore CryptoNote and often "Miner thread hangs"

After nicehash is down lot’s of complaints about Claymore X reboots.

The general idea is that it tries to mine on nicehash pool like

18:33:05:011    d8fe9700        DevFee: XMR: Stratum - connecting to '' <> port 3355

which you can inspect in logs.

By default claymore will be mining devfee on the same pool, but for for coins like ETN when the “-allpools 1” option is set it will mine it on some default pools. And you can’t turn it off. Here is what you get.

?         Claymore's CryptoNote AMD GPU Miner v10.2 Beta         ?

Wrong Monero wallet address, "-allpools 1" option will be enabled automatically, read Readme for details.
XMR: 1 pool is specified
Main Monero pool is
At least 16 GB of Virtual Memory is required for multi-GPU systems

If you set “-nofee 1” it is reported that it’s more stable. But lower hashrate.

Recently added nicehash to /etc/hosts:

[email protected]:/hive/claymorex# cat lastrun_noappend.log | grep Dev
23:12:24:481	6e7dc700	DevFee: XMR: Stratum - connecting to '' <> port 5222
23:12:24:529	6e7dc700	DevFee: XMR: Stratum - Connected ( (unsecure)
23:12:24:640	6e7dc700	DevFee: start mining (54sec)

Seems that worked. Though /etc/hosts is overwritten by hive every hour so that might be a temporary solution.