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Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2011 14:49:27 -0600
From: RB <aoz.syn@...il.com>
To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: Parallel cracking

On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 11:44, Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> wrote:
> Not precisely.
>
> With the MPI patch, different nodes get adjacent "cracking order"
> entries - see the comment on order[] in charset.h.  Each node can
> continue running until it hits the end of the order[] array (which never
> happens with typical settings, except for all-digit runs and the like),
> skipping over other nodes' entries.
>
> In the example above, we'd have a problem after 4 hours, but with the
> MPI patch we would not.

I made the mistake of responding before refreshing my 2-year-old
memory.  Thanks for the clarification!

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