Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2006 03:48:40 +0400 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: john support for multicore / multi-cpu systems? On Sun, Jul 02, 2006 at 02:28:15PM +0200, john@...ymann.de wrote: > are there any plans to support Multi-Core/Multi-CPU systems (beside > mpi or pvm based approaches)? It would be nice to have the possibility > to spawn "n" processes or threads (e.g. by using an additional command > line option like "-cpu 4") to increase processing speed. I might implement this eventually, but it is not specifically planned for the next release. One idea I've been considering is to implement this as a special case of generic distributed processing support (which also does not exist yet). The password hashes to crack would not need to be passed to the individual "nodes" - instead, fork() would be used after initial startup, resulting in memory savings. AF_INET sockets would be replaced with pipes. -- Alexander Peslyak <solar at openwall.com> GPG key ID: B35D3598 fp: 6429 0D7E F130 C13E C929 6447 73C3 A290 B35D 3598 http://www.openwall.com - bringing security into open computing environments -- To unsubscribe, e-mail john-users-unsubscribe@...ts.openwall.com and reply to the automated confirmation request that will be sent to you.
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