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Date: Fri, 13 May 2022 09:03:39 -0500
From: Ian May <>
To: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: New Version Question

On Thu, May 12, 2022 at 4:32 PM Solar Designer <> wrote:

> Hi Ian,
> On Wed, May 11, 2022 at 09:56:30AM -0500, Ian May wrote:
> > I'm reaching out in regards to an issue I encountered using the
> > 'phoronix-test-suite john-the-ripper' test.  The test is failing to build
> > on gcc-11.2.0.  I see the fix is in the john tree already.  I'm wondering
> > if there is any current plan or time frame for a new john-the-ripper
> > version?  So a tool like PTS could be updated with this fix.
> >
> > Patch fix for reference.
> > 8152ac071bce1ebc98fac6bed962e90e9b92d8cf
> > Author: Ferry Huberts <>
> > Date:   Tue Mar 9 22:04:46 2021 +0100
> >
> >     Fix alignment compile errors on GCC 11
> >
> >     Signed-off-by: Ferry Huberts <>
> We definitely should make another release, but there's no specific plan
> or time frame for that yet.  Meanwhile, can PTS be updated to apply the
> patch you referenced above, or (better yet) to use our git tree (can use
> a specific revision as necessary for consistency between benchmarks)?
> Perhaps you can make a pull request to PTS with one of these changes?
> We'd appreciate that.
> Thanks,
> Alexander

Hi Alexander,

Thanks for the timely response!  I'll talk with PTS about the possibility
of using git for grabbing the test bits.  As you mentioned, with proper
versioning in the tree, consistency should still be able to be maintained
while also giving us quicker upstream turnaround.


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