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Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2013 15:14:41 +0530
From: Dhiru Kholia <>
Subject: Re: Supporting different hash algorithms with a single format?

On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 3:07 PM, Frank Dittrich
<> wrote:
> On 01/04/2013 03:34 PM, magnum wrote:
>> On 4 Jan, 2013, at 13:08 , Frank Dittrich <> wrote:
>>> What do you think? Should separate hash algorithms be supported by
>>> different formats, instead of mixing different hash algorithms into the
>>> same format?
> Also, what about PDF?
> Apparently, the jumbo-8 version gained OMP support, plus support for
> additional algorighms.
> But if I compare the virtual c/s rates, it looks like the top two test
> cases refer to the algorithm which has been supported in jumbo-7.
> Is the performance of the different PDF algorithms more or less the
> same, so that it would be OK to map "PDF MD5 RC4" to "PDF MD5 SHA-2 RC4
> / AES" in benchmark-unify?
> Or should these be separate formats?

IMO, these should be separate formats. The newer pdf format being
slightly faster, OMP friendly and less buggy than the older one.


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