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Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2013 09:07:58 +0100
From: Frank Dittrich <>
Subject: Re: md5crypt-opencl

On 12/10/2013 01:42 AM, magnum wrote:
> No wait... maybe it isn't that complicated. Actually, core calls
> set_key() and then forgets all about that key - the *format* is
> responsible for recalling that key when needed. So in theory, we could
> wait for hours filling a particular seldom-used-length if we really
> wanted to. And/or we can re-order keys however we want (except the
> current self-tests will get mad about it so we'd need to fix that). This
> never occured to me until now.

But what happens with interrupted / restarted sessions?
Will you complete all the partly filled buckets before terminating the
Will a restarted session repeat much of the work that has already been
done before?
Will you silently drop candidates?


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