Date: Tue, 7 May 2013 02:38:14 +0400 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com Subject: --fork under Cygwin Off-list, Jim wrote: On Mon, May 06, 2013 at 06:14:25PM -0400, jfoug@....net wrote: > Fork is evil under cygwin. I had to use process explorer to kill cygwins bash, and johns, trying to clean up. The cygwin shell (even from another shell), would not kill the processes spawned. > > It should be #defined out in options.c in a cywiin build, IMHO That's a pity. I was hoping it'd work better. I vaguely recall Rich reporting --fork almost working on contest edition under Cygwin, with only some caveats, and I was hoping I had addressed those now. Rich, maybe you could give the current code a try before we give up on it? Alexander
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