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Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2015 01:05:51 +0200
From: magnum <john.magnum@...hmail.com>
To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: librexgen

On 2015-09-17 00:56, Frank Dittrich wrote:
> On 09/12/2015 05:26 PM, magnum wrote:
>> BTW are we still supporting latest librexgen or did the API change again?
>
> Some time back I switched from master branch to 1.2.5, because Jan
> started fixing some memleaks, and later to the 1.2.6 branch.
> Some time later Jan broke the API again, so the latest 1.2.6 wasn't
> usable anymore. And I didn't even find an easy way to adjust john to
> latest API changes, last time I checked.
>
> I know that librexgen commit fb85f570011b249cf6f0351756e9495d4d0e4161
> "works" (if you want to call a library that still leaks tons of memory
> "working").
> But in one of the later 1.2.6 commits, the API broke.
>
> Meanwhile there are even 1.2.7 and 1.2.8 branches, but I didn't test those.

Doh. So maybe (fwiw I really like the regex mode) we should default to 
ignore librexgen unless -DUSE_EXPERIMENTAL. It's a pity we can't trust it.

magnum

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