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Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2009 06:33:59 -0500
From: "JimF" <>
To: <>
Subject: Re: unknown error  max_size=5000000

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "websiteaccess" <>

> With john my new, I get this error :
> Loaded 1 password hash (IPB2 MD5 [Invision Power Board 2.x salted MD5])
> loading wordfile mydico.txt into memory (1395850 bytes,  max_size=5000000)
> wordfile had 189240 lines and required 1513920 bytes for hash table.

That is an informational message, not an error (the last 2 lines of the 
message).   It will likely go away in a -2 update to the performace patch. 
It is information, but more or less debugging information that was left in.

It is simply telling you that this small dictionary file is being loaded 
into memory and accessed from there, and not from disk.  It is a performance 
gain for john, and for some things (like rule processing that would normally 
read and re-read the file many times), it is a significant performance gain.


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