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Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 16:02:58 +0400
From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com>
To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: 1.7.9-jumbo

On Sun, Dec 18, 2011 at 10:56:34PM +0100, magnum wrote:
> How can a dropped conditional make a significant performance drop?

My guess is that the condition actually affected the number of loop
iterations in some cases that are triggered in some(?) benchmark runs.
If this differs between builds, then I'd suspect that an uninitialized
value is involved.

Alexander

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