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Date: Wed, 08 Jul 2015 14:35:50 +0200
From: magnum <john.magnum@...hmail.com>
To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: PHC: Lyra2 on GPU

On 2015-07-08 14:27, Solar Designer wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 08, 2015 at 01:40:59PM +0200, magnum wrote:
>> Solar, Sayantan,
>>
>> I'm contemplating another change: For benchmark, we can build a little
>> fake db that contains whatever test-vectors will be used (and obviously
>> pass that). This will simplify the formats' code not only for Agnieszka
>> but also for eg. Sayantan's GPU-side mask/compare formats. There would
>> be no need for benchmark kludges in the formats. This would also support
>> things like "--test --cost=xx" with no special code in the formats.
>
> This is something I would recommend for Kai's extensive self-test, and
> to build that self-test on top of calls to cracker.[ch] functions.
>
> As to changing our existing "quick" self-test like that, I am not sure.

I'm talking about benchmark, not self-test. I think getting things like 
"benchmark Pomelo, using this cost" or "benchmark raw-sha256-opencl 
using GPU-side mask-mode" will be extremely hacky, in each format, 
without doing this.

magnum

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