Date: Sun, 5 Aug 2012 16:39:48 -0700 From: Isaac Dunham <idunham@...abit.com> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: musl 0.9.3 released On Sun, 5 Aug 2012 01:22:20 -0400 Rich Felker <dalias@...ifal.cx> wrote: > On Sun, Aug 05, 2012 at 12:56:24AM -0400, idunham@...abit.com wrote: > > > On 08/05/2012 03:00 AM, idunham@...abit.com wrote: > > >> > > >>> I'd also like to finish and integrate the rest of rdp's porting > > >>> work (mips64, ppc, and microblaze) and possibly get an x32 > > >>> (32-bit ABI on x86_64) port underway, and integrate additional > > >>> hash function support (blowfish, sha, md5) for crypt. > > >> All of these sound good. > > ...In other words, if you or someone you are in > > commmunication with is going to start using musl x32 for any reason > > besides "It happens to be supported". > > If I were going to switch to x86_64 cpu, which I will probably do in > the next few years, x32 would certainly be appealing. Not decided for > sure, but it seems very nice to get all the important benefits of a > 64-bit cpu with none of the bloat. I think this sounds appealing to > a big part of musl's target userbase too... OK, that's what I was asking. > > >> Something other than standard crypt (isn't that DES, which can be > > >> cracked in a day on the right machine?) would be one of the more > > >> interesting ones from my perspective. Remembering the recent > > >> test results, I'd be hoping for bcrypt as well (it's where OpenCL > > >> cracking gets the least benefit). > > > which test results are you referring to ? > > > > best discussion: > > http://openwall.info/wiki/john/GPU > > http://openwall.info/wiki/john/GPU/bcrypt <snip> > > 4. This is "If you plan to add hashes (which Rich has stated > > that he hopes to do, in the original post), please consider > > making bcrypt one of them." > > How bloated is it? Sadly crypto folks seem to love giant bloated > tables... Well, now that I look it up, bcrypt() is blowfish crypt() (at least, it's the primary blowfish-based crypt()--it does have a few peculiarities of its own) It is somewhat expensive in terms of resources, per the results mentioned.
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