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Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2015 20:27:20 +0800
From: Kai Zhao <loverszhao@...il.com>
To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Kai's weekly report #12

Hello,

Accomplishments:

1. Improve --fuzz option.

http://www.openwall.com/lists/john-dev/2015/07/05/7

1.1 Follow Alexander Cherepanov's advice.
   Use mmap() to make it more efficient for read dictionary file.
   Use str* functions instead of mem* functions.
   Coding style problems.
1.2 Merge the --fuzz option into bleeding-jumbo.(not finished)

2. Identify improperly set or missing FMT_* flags.

http://www.openwall.com/lists/john-dev/2015/07/12/4

Wrote a script file to detect improper set or missing FMT_*flags.

Priorities:

1. Merge the --fuzz option into bleeding-jumbo.

2. Identify improperly set or missing FMT_* flags.
   Identify some flags within --test-full option, such as
   FMT_SPLIT_UNIFIES_CASE.

3. Improve --test-full option.

3.1 Support dynamic and all the formats.
3.2 Handle formats which allows false positives.
3.3 Combine self-test and benchmark.

4. Test and discuss the coding style for john core.
5. Figure out which C standard we want, document it, convert to it.


Best regards,

Kai

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