Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2016 14:34:49 +0100 From: matlink <matlink@...link.fr> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: John does not fork as many times as I want I'm using john-1.8.0-jumbo-1 to crack Linkedin password on a 64-core/512GB ram server. I want john to fork many times, I'm then using the following command: |$ john --fork=40 --format=Raw-SHA1-Linkedin ../UNZIPPED/linkedin/passwords.txt > linkedin.log| After approx 5 minutes, john starts to fork and outputs: |Node numbers 1-40 of 40 (fork)| Even after waiting dozens of minutes, process monitoring only display 4 john forks: |$ ps -ef | grep john | wc -l| |5| Is that an expected behavior or I am missing something? -- Matlink - Sysadmin matlink.fr Sortez couverts, chiffrez vos mails : https://café-vie-privée.fr/ XMPP/Jabber : matlink@...link.fr Clé publique PGP : 0x186BB3CA Empreinte Off-the-record : 572174BF 6983EA74 91417CA7 705ED899 DE9D05B2
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