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Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2011 15:45:37 +0200
From: magnum <>
Subject: Re: John 1.7.7-jumbo-5

On 2011-06-03 13:36, magnum wrote:
> On 2011-06-03 10:05, magnum wrote:
>> On 2011-06-03 05:04, Solar Designer wrote:
>>>> Changed NT's asm code (x86_sse.S) to properly work with UTF-8. (Alain
>>>> Espinosa ????)
>>> What's the performance impact for non-UTF-8? (I'd expect 1% or so.)
>> I did not manage to see any. I was prepared to keep the old code and use
>> it when not running utf8 but it wasn't needed. Some other mods make a
>> non-utf8 NT boost from 24000K (jumbo 1) to >27000K on my machine (while
>> --utf8 speed is near 21000K).
> I tried again now and there is of course a little impact: About 1.5%
> (average speed for five tests of each). We could use both versions in
> the future if we like to but I'm not sure it's worth it - it's less than
> the normal fluctuation between test runs. I think a 4 bytes binary size
> will gain much more... but then again, why not do both!

I just added the old version again under a new name 
(nt_crypt_all_8859_1_x86_64) and this one is used when not in UTF-8 
mode. The speedup is almost not measurable here but hey, it can't hurt.

This is the "0010" patch for john-1.7.8-jumbo-4, on the wiki now.


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