Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2011 00:07:37 -0500 From: Stephen Reese <rsreese@...il.com> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: OpenMP not using all threads On Sat, Nov 19, 2011 at 11:29 PM, Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> wrote: > On Sat, Nov 19, 2011 at 07:55:50PM -0500, Stephen Reese wrote: >> The tests were on a Linode which is shared XEN hosting. > [...] >> What I am trying to achieve: I have 42 DES passwords and three >> Linodes. > > BTW, you might be violating Linode's Terms of Service, depending on > their interpretation of it: > > http://www.linode.com/tos.cfm > > "Prohibited Usage > > You agree that any of the below activities are considered prohibited > usage and will result in immediate account suspension or cancellation > without a refund and the possibility that Linode.com will impose fees; > and/or pursue civil remedies without providing advance notice. > > Misuse of System Resources: Intentional misuse of system resources, > including but not limited to employing programs that consume excessive > network capacity, CPU cycles, or disk IO." > > You could want to inquire with them to make sure they're OK with this > sort of use. > > Also, you could want to check the logical CPU count as seen from your > Xen VM: > > grep -c ^processor /proc/cpuinfo > > This will probably print 4 or 8. You need to adjust the number of > processes accordingly. > > Alexander > Alexander, Thanks for heads-up but I have spoken with Linode about their ToS.
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