Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 21:40:21 +0200 From: magnum <john.magnum@...hmail.com> To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: External node distribution (call for help) On 2013-09-26 05:06, Solar Designer wrote: > On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 12:42:51PM +1000, Michael Samuel wrote: >> For external mode, wouldn't it be better to just extend the API to have >> __num_nodes and __node_id? >> >> To avoid breaking API, the mode would need to define the two variables, >> otherwise they're not multi-node compatible. > > We could do something like this, but it'd make programming of external > modes more complicated and error-prone. Just exporting node_min, node_max and node_count for use in External would be easy enough, and I presume it doesn't really add any overhead? It would only be error-prone and complicated if/when you opt to use it ;-) magnum
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