Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2012 02:14:56 +0400 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: unique using more than 2 GB RAM On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 03:30:07PM -0600, jfoug wrote: > Unique in Jtr will almost always be slower than sort | uniq type of work. > It is much harder to search/unique on very large worksets, than sort and a > brain dead search (simple compare) No, I think it's the other way around. The "sort" step is not cheap. In my experience so far, JtR's "unique" is usually faster than "sort -u". What I mentioned was the first major exception I encountered - and it is for very different memory settings (2 GB vs. 14 GB). Alexander
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