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Date: Mon, 6 May 2013 23:44:20 +0200
From: magnum <>
Subject: Re: format renames

On 6 May, 2013, at 9:37 , Solar Designer <> wrote:
> I've just pushed out to the public CVS a change to format names and
> naming conventions in the core tree ("Mass rename of formats").  Jumbo
> will need to follow these new conventions.
> Most importantly, format labels now play a more important role than
> format names - not only for choosing formats, but also for reporting.
> In fact, format_name may be empty.
> Please take a look and let me know what you think.

Great, this gets rid of a problem we've had for some time, where you did not really know the name of some format you saw in --test.

It's merged to bleeding. Lots to do in benchmark-unify now :-)

Perhaps we should revise some (many?) labels in bleeding (like wpapsk -> WPSPSK) first though. And re-define shared things like MD5_SSE_TYPE from just SSE_type to '"MD5 " SSE_type'. I understand MD5crypt should be like this:
Benchmarking: md5crypt [MD5 128/128 SSE2 intrinsics 12x]... DONE

We should stop and think now before running around in circles: When at it, I think we should abbreviate all uses of "intrinsics" in ALGORITHM_NAME because it's too long. Do we even need an abbreviation? I think not. This is enough:
Benchmarking: md5crypt [MD5 128/128 SSE2 12x]... DONE

Also, should we standardize on some abbreviation of things like PBKDF2-HMAC-SHA-256 too? Perhaps drop "HMAC" (even if it's not stricly implied by PBKDF2) and just say PBKDF2-SHA256.

BTW, doesn't "128/128" and "4x" actually say the same thing twice? So we should drop "4x". For formats where we currently say "128/128 12x" it might be more logical with "3x128/128". Perhaps even drop the 3x and just say "128/128" even if interleaved. Just thinking out loud.

The current
Benchmarking: md5crypt [128/128 SSE2 intrinsics 12x]... DONE
Benchmarking: lastpass, LastPass sniffed sessions PBKDF2-HMAC-SHA-256 AES [128/128 SSE2 intrinsics 4x]... DONE

could be
Benchmarking: md5crypt [MD5 3x128/128 SSE2]... DONE
Benchmarking: LastPass, sniffed sessions [PBKDF2-SHA256 128/128 SSE2 AES]... DONE

It's still very long...


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