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Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2015 06:28:17 -0700
From: Fred Wang <>
Subject: Re: Judy array

On Sep 14, 2015, at 8:40 PM, Solar Designer <> wrote:
> The addition of source() method for raw-md5 helps a lot.  Without it,
> and without the copy-on-write avoidance in cracker.c, I couldn't run
> 8 processes on this machine without it getting into swap.  Perhaps we
> should add source() to more formats.

So, given the existing implementation does not lend it self well to large-scale (read: large unsolved lists) processing, and the current leaning away from tightly-coupled multiprocessing, is my approach something the John developers are interested in?

I can certainly pull bits of my code into John, integrate it, and give you something to try.  I continue to suggest, however, that moving to a threaded mode, rather than fork, would be a far better performance overall.

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