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Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2012 15:56:16 +0800
From: myrice <>
Subject: Re: About very high memory usage

On Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 1:17 PM, Solar Designer <> wrote:
> Single crack mode does when you set min_keys_per_crypt this high, which
> was not expected when I designed this mode in almost its current form in
> 1998.  We have two settings - min_keys_per_crypt and max_keys_per_crypt -
> precisely to make single crack mode behave better.  The "min" should
> in fact be as low as possible while achieving reasonable performance.
> It is OK if the performance achieved at that setting is, say, twice
> worse than at "max".  What would your "min" need to be for that?  And if
> we allow for 10x worse c/s rate?

I got it. I set my "min" to be this since I want to full use GPU
resource(correspond to BLOCK_NUM*THREAD_NUM). I test  lower
size(32*32), it takes 200MB+ memory. The memory seems reasonable if we
allocate every password candidate per salt. But it is a lot slower,
only 42K c/s :(


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