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Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 07:10:58 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: Parallalizing John the Ripper - performance measurement?

On Tue, May 30, 2006 at 02:47:05AM +0200, Otheus (aka Timothy J. Shelling) wrote:
> Since my hack involves every MPI task creating its own record file, would
> using john's --status mode report on the cracks per second for just that
> task?

Yes, it should - unless your patch breaks that functionality somehow. ;-)

> If so, If I can use --status  to accurately measure the performance of
> each MPI task, then I have a very easy way of measuring overall performance.

Yes, but you have to add those numbers up manually.

Alexander Peslyak <solar at>
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