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Multi cores and VC

Topics: Technical Issues
Apr 6 at 6:25 PM
Edited Apr 6 at 6:26 PM
Just wondering something about CPU task distribution. When you're mounting a volume or opening a container, my system will freeze/pause to other tasks till the container is opened and then the system will free again. I have a duel core E8400 and keep my system very trimmed down on services. I read in the past that a processor will distribute it's work load to other cores only if the software supports it and is written to utilize multi cores.

My question is:
When VeraCrypt is opining a container for example, what is making my system freeze specifically? is it a sub routine of the operating system itself, or related to the idea that VC is not written to free up a core if the OS needs it?
Apr 6 at 7:49 PM
Main idea is to make complex bruteforce attack to password.

You can use 20+ chars password and PIM=1. Authorization will be faster.
https://veracrypt.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=Personal%20Iterations%20Multiplier%20(PIM)