Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 11:35:02 +0200 From: magnum <john.magnum@...hmail.com> To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: SSE2 development (was: ICC performance regression) On 25 Apr, 2013, at 22:40 , jfoug <jfoug@....net> wrote: > The gcc build is much bigger. But having a working icc environment, I will > look at carrying forward. Now that I can build and test, I will look at > some of the changes we had talked about offline. Providing a 'usual' > interlaced input/output interface. Providing a flat 'scalar' interface. > Possibly even providing a multi-input CTX like interface. However, as we > have seen from experience, it usually works out that a huge amount of gain, > comes from the calling format, doing a fast job of input/output buffer > handling, and letting the crypt code, just perform the crypt on 1 (para) > block of prepared data. > > But I can do a lot better, having an environment myself, for doing the > builds. Last time I looked at making any mods, when we reduced the temp > buffers in SHA1, I did not have a icc (or current linux x64) build > environment. I have those now, so can do a lot more playing around with > that file, and now work to get sha2 functions added also. That would be excellent. Another related thing that is lagging behind is our shared pbkdf2-hmac functions. You already added SSE2 support to WPAPSK so complete code for pbkdf2-hmac-sha1 already exist. If this code is copied to pbkdf2_hmac_sha1.h (or perhaps sse-intrinsics.c?) it can be reused in *nine* formats or so, that currently use Lukas' pbkdf2 but doesn't use SSE2. The only hard part is figuring out a clever interface so the calling formats' code is kept as simple as possible (ie. diverting code paths for -any vs. -sse2). When we get shared raw digest functions from Gosney's code, the same applies to pbkdf2-hmac-sha256 and pbkdf2-hmac-sha512. We already have a bunch of formats using this (latest being aix-ssha) but only using OpenSSL. And these functions will probably be used by *many* future formats. magnum
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