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Date: Wed, 22 May 2013 19:44:18 +0200
From: magnum <>
Subject: Re: X32 build, anyone?

On 22 May, 2013, at 7:54 , Dhiru Kholia <> wrote:
> On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 6:40 AM, magnum <> wrote:
>> Has anyone tried an X32 Linux? And in particular, benchmarked John the Ripper on it?
> I tried x32 some time back but I didn't see any noticeable performance
> gains in JtR.

I'm interested in a full relbench comparison (with -v) as well as some studies using a couple specific formats and real use. I like the idea of X32 (where applicable). Also, it would be cool to have a make target ready before anyone asks.

>> I am tempted to try it out. Perhaps there is a live USB stick available somewhere if you look around.
> Getting stage3 image from the above link and chroot'ing to it should
> be sufficient if your kernel has CONFIG_X86_X32 turned on.

Thanks, I'll try that. There doesn't seem to be any ready-made live usb image available yet. An infinite number of clueless morons have polluted google over the years with references to x32 that are actually about ia32. Or maybe they are not really to blame, maybe the X32 name was just a poor choice in this aspect.

Anyway, it looks like we could expect X32 to become commonly available RSN.


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