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Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2011 07:03:19 +0400
From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com>
To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: Improved MSCash2 released

Jim, magnum, bartavelle -

On Tue, Jul 05, 2011 at 05:57:33PM -0500, JFoug wrote:
> This version of DCC2 (mscash2) has now been released.  Magnum, myself and 
> bartavelle all played a roll in this update.  It now is running 3x to 12x 
> faster than before, depending upon compiler and CPU being run on.

Sounds great.  Thank you!

> 8. Added OMP support, even for SSE2. This is likely the first time OMP and 
> SSE2 have been used at the same time in a format.

The -omp-des patches also do it.

> NOTE, the patch file on the wiki, http://openwall.info/wiki/john/patches  
> is based against the john-1.7.8-jumbo-2-plugin format   That tarball is 
> also found on the same wiki page.  At this time, the 'official' jumbo-2 is 
> not a plugin build.   So to install this patch, first untar the 
> jumbo-2-plugin from the wiki, then patch with this performance-cash2 patch.

OK.

Unfortunately, I won't have time to look into the plugin stuff soon.

If I find any/much time for JtR in July, which currently feels
unrealistic by itself, I feel that it'd be better directed towards tasks
relevant to use of JtR in KoreLogic's contest (by any team) than to
making the plugin stuff more official (which won't affect any team's
results in the contest, I think).  On the other hand, the faster DCC2
might be relevant to the contest.  So someone might have to apply these
patches anyway.  Hmm.

Thanks again,

Alexander

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