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Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:53:27 +0100
From: magnum <john.magnum@...hmail.com>
To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: md5crypt-opencl

On 2013-12-10 09:07, Frank Dittrich wrote:
> On 12/10/2013 01:42 AM, magnum wrote:
>> No wait... maybe it isn't that complicated. Actually, core calls
>> set_key() and then forgets all about that key - the *format* is
>> responsible for recalling that key when needed. So in theory, we could
>> wait for hours filling a particular seldom-used-length if we really
>> wanted to. And/or we can re-order keys however we want (except the
>> current self-tests will get mad about it so we'd need to fix that). This
>> never occured to me until now.
>
> But what happens with interrupted / restarted sessions?
> Will you complete all the partly filled buckets before terminating the
> session?
> Will a restarted session repeat much of the work that has already been
> done before?
> Will you silently drop candidates?

That must be taken care of. Silently dropping a candidate is never 
acceptable. It's as bad as any false negative.

magnum

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