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Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2012 08:32:12 +0400
From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com>
To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: Lukas status report #11

Lukas,

On Fri, Jul 06, 2012 at 03:57:05AM +0200, Lukas Odzioba wrote:
> THIS WEEK:
> -I tried to do some optimizations to md5crypt but it appears that it
> is harder than I primarily though. I've got some ideas, some of them
> could be useful in other formats.
> -I am still trying to make changes in memory access pattern in
> md5crypt, I've introduced nasty bug to my code which is now fixed, but
> it took me quite a lot of time to fix it.
> If this will work as I think, we should get better performance and no
> more "byte_addressable_store" problem in opencl formats.
> When I'll have some real c/s results I'll share them on list.
> NEXT WEEK:
> Fix sporadic bug reported to me by Dhiru.
> Code optimizations of *crypt formats.

This looks good, however what about re-introducing your optimized phpass
code, with whatever bugs there were fixed first?  Can you make this one
of your current tasks as well, please?  The code we ended up releasing
in -jumbo-6 is a lot slower than what you had before.

Thanks,

Alexander

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