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Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:50:36 +0530
From: Sayantan Datta <>
To: john-dev <>
Subject: Re: Redesign Self-test for implementing compare on device.

On Sun, Jan 25, 2015 at 7:35 AM, magnum <> wrote:

> Solar,
> On 2015-01-18 15:28, Sayantan Datta wrote:
> > First, when salt is NULL, why does the return value of crypt_all() has
> > match *count the way it is after crypt_all() call ? Can't we remove this
> > restriction ? Here's the previously discussed idea on this issue:
> >
> Perhaps that wording in formats.h is merely reflecting the current
> self-test's requirement? I can't see any reason why we couldn't lift
> that restriction. Can you? I asked Sayantan to bring this up on the ML
> to avoid us making decisions you would later reject or dislike.
> magnum
Here's is a patch of the reworked self-test. It is backwards compatible and
takes into account the newer issues.


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