Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 00:37:24 +0300 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Crash recovery file is locked On Wed, Nov 29, 2006 at 01:46:58PM -0200, Nelson A. de Oliveira wrote: > I was running a session of john on a machine and someone managed to reboot > it. > Unfortunately, I can't recover this session anymore. It is giving this > error: > > naoliv@...dinha:~/senha/1$ /usr/sbin/john --restore=senha1 > Crash recovery file is locked: senha1.rec This shouldn't be happening unless one (or more) of the following is true: 1. The session is still running (the system was not rebooted). 2. The session has already been recovered. 3. NFS (or another network filesystem) is involved and it didn't handle this situation (reboot with a lock held) well enough. 4. There's an OS kernel bug. Is a network filesystem involved? Which one? What OS is on the client and what is on the server? > Is it possible to recover it? Definitely. In case you're positive that you do not still or already have this session running, you may copy this file under a new name and use that to recover (as an attempt to workaround the network filesystem shortcoming or OS kernel bug). -- Alexander Peslyak <solar at openwall.com> GPG key ID: 5B341F15 fp: B3FB 63F4 D7A3 BCCC 6F6E FC55 A2FC 027C 5B34 1F15 http://www.openwall.com - bringing security into open computing environments Was I helpful? Please give your feedback here: http://rate.affero.net/solar -- To unsubscribe, e-mail john-users-unsubscribe@...ts.openwall.com and reply to the automated confirmation request that will be sent to you.
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