Re: 2.1.88 may have broken rc5?

Matt Chatterley (
Mon, 2 Mar 1998 20:19:01 +0000 (GMT)

On Mon, 2 Mar 1998, Aaron T Porter wrote:
> On Mon, 2 Mar 1998, Rik van Riel wrote:
> > I've been running rc5des for a _long_ time now, and
> > I've found it to be rock-solid from 2.1.42 (or thereabouts)
> > till 2.1.89-pre2 (which I'm running right now).
> >
> > Hardware might be a reason, but we'll need more details
> > for that...
> rc5des was running on a machine for weeks, since the fall of des2
> it's been dumping core about every hour. I grabbed the latest version
> rc5des397b and this seems to have fixed things (at least for the last 2
> hours) -- running 2.0.33 on a Cyrix 686 PR200 -- 274317.97 keys/sec with
> 1600+ messages in /var/spool/mqueue :)

As reported on the RC5-DES mailing list itself, upgrading your client to
397b does indeed fix the core-dumping (which was recognised as a bug in
slightly older versions of the rc5des client, when trying to switch over).

	-Matt Chatterley

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