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Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2013 18:14:44 +0100
From: magnum <>
Subject: Re: Compile john in Windows 64 bits

On 2013-10-28 19:51, magnum wrote:
> On 2013-10-28 19:37, Solar Designer wrote:
>> magnum, Dhiru -
>> On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 07:27:00PM +0100, magnum wrote:
>>> On 2013-10-27 22:50, magnum wrote:
>>>> I added ALIGN_FIX support in x86-64.S for Dhiru to try out (he has
>>>> added
>>>> a mingw64 target now and NT crashes).
>>> For the record, ALIGN_FIX did not solve the assembler crashes at all
>>> (and it would be weird for mingw to have such a silly bug nowadays).
>>> Until we figure this out, a workaround for NT is to use the NT2 format,
>>> which use the intrinsics instead of assembler. And here's a workaround
>>> for DES (just forces it to use C code).
>> Ouch.
>> Did you set ARCH_WORD to "long long", to make sure it's 64-bit?  I think
>> Win64 has 32-bit long.
> We did. Only DES & NT assembler seems to be problematic now. I'm hoping
> Dhiru can produce core dumps for me.

Nailed it. It turned out to be much worse than alignment and in 
hindsight it is obvious: Microsoft uses their own ABI, different from 
what anyone else uses.

I think I have solved most of it (waiting for Dhiru to test, I'm just 
dry running). It might be that some invocation of EPILOGUE should be 
removed from the DES stuff - please review.


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