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Date: Tue, 7 May 2013 03:20:18 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: --fork under Cygwin

On Mon, May 06, 2013 at 07:15:02PM -0400, Rich Rumble wrote:
> I've had that happen, john forks into it's processes, loads the hashes, and
> 6 out of 8 (for example) never use any CPU.

That's nasty, and probably not something we can fix via our code
(without patching Cygwin).

> The very first or second
> contest version I had the least trouble with, but it was also used the
> least.

I'm not aware of changes that would introduce more trouble.  Maybe a
Cygwin version upgrade?

> The main issue initially as I saw it was the forks were not saving
> cracks to the pot

This is one we've recently dealt with.  It was not Windows specific.
Well, maybe the Windows-specific bit of it was that the cracks were also
not saving when the processes terminated?  Anyhow, we need to re-test.


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