Date: Tue, 7 May 2013 03:20:18 +0400 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com 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. Alexander
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