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Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 15:26:37 +0100
From: magnum <john.magnum@...hmail.com>
To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: NSS not needed

On 17 Jan, 2013, at 15:22 , Frank Dittrich <frank_dittrich@...mail.com> wrote:
> On 01/17/2013 01:22 PM, magnum wrote:
>> On 16 Jan, 2013, at 4:14 , Dhiru Kholia <dhiru.kholia@...il.com> wrote:
>>> Yes,  the format can be built without NSS.
>>> 
>>> I suspected this earlier and now you have confirmed it.
>>> 
>>> I will take a look at it soon. Thanks Frank. 
>> 
>> This would be nice for Jumbo-8, please commit to unstable if you fix it. Remove all references to HAVE_NSS in Makefile too.
> 
> Before we finally get rid of HAVE_NSS, we would need to make sure the
> format works for different architectures (e.g., we don't have endianness
> or other issues).
> 
> May be even a performance comparison is necessary. We might still allow
> users to optionally build the format with NSS.
> 
> But if NSS is not required, doc/README.mozilla needs to be updated as well.

Maybe I misunderstood the situation, I assumed NSS is only needed in the functions you detected as unused. Then we can just ditch them.

magnum

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