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Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2015 05:34:30 +0200
From: magnum <>
Subject: Re: JtR on ARM (NEON)

On 2015-08-03 04:58, Solar Designer wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 03, 2015 at 04:39:38AM +0200, magnum wrote:
>> How slow is NEON with unaligned scalar 32-bit? The raw formats'
>> set_key() read the key (which may be unaligned) using 32-bit loads and
>> places directly in the SIMD buffer. It might be a coincidence that
>> MD4/MD5 happens to get aligned test vector keys and the others doesn't.
>> Other than that I can't see what would be unaligned.
> I think we must not have any unaligned accesses on ARM at all.  If we
> currently do have any, let's fix that as a bug.

Lei, please add an issue for this on GitHub and assign to yourself. 
You'll need to change set_key() in a bunch of formats from



	    (new code)

Formats include NT (nt2_fmt_plug.c), raw MD4/MD5/SHA-1/SHA-2 and some 
others (eg. mssql-old and mssql05). Perhaps "git grep -l keybuf_word" 
lists them all, I'm not quite sure.

Some history in eg. cd81ac9.


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