Date: Tue, 01 Feb 2011 09:52:24 +0100 From: Simon <simon@...quise.net> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: FreeBSD crypt() / MD5-crypt implementation question On 31/01/2011 23:41, Freddie Witherden wrote: > Interesting, as I've found it to perform quite a bit worse than BarsWF. > In the MD5 code I've been poking about with (which is--essentially--the > same as that in JtR) around ~4% can be gained from 0 input optimisation > for inputs less than 224-bits. This is similar to what BarsWF does, > although far less aggressive, given that MD5 crypt strings tend to be > longer. It is possible I had my measurements totally wrong. Barswf does the "reverse the last rounds" optimization, but not my code, and my idea of its performance is based on a computation of the per round efficiency. Also it only works properly with ICC, but I'm sure this is obvious.
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