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Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2013 19:15:26 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: cmp_all on gpu for descrypt-opencl

On Mon, Jun 03, 2013 at 08:29:59PM +0530, Sayantan Datta wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 7:46 PM, Solar Designer <> wrote:
> > 1. The passwords generated by JtR are totally ignored by this
> > descrypt-opencl hack, which generates its own all-numeric candidate
> > passwords instead.  What we need is to have the GPU substitute all
> > possible characters (out of the currently configured charset) into a few
> > character positions, but leave the rest as generated by the host.
> How to get the charset configuration ? How is the position to be
> substituted determined ?

We'll need to implement set_mask() and mask mode as proposed last year.

> > Running on "3269 password hashes with 2243 different salts", I get
> > reported speeds of as low as "500752c/s 684361C/s" after 2 minutes (and
> > not a single password is cracked yet, even though several are
> > all-numeric).  Where's the new bottleneck?  With password generation on
> > host, your descrypt-opencl was ~50 times faster at this sort of test.
> This is most likely due to the fact 2243 kernels are being build at
> runtime. You may try changing the parameters in DES_bs_WGS.h

Oh, indeed.  I forgot about the kernel building time, which for 2243
salts (and kernels) is definitely greater than 2 minutes.


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