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Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2012 09:52:34 +0200
From: Szabolcs Nagy <>
Subject: Re: crypt* files in crypt directory

* Solar Designer <> [2012-08-08 08:42:35 +0400]:
> I see that you did this - and I think you took it too far.  The code
> became twice slower on Pentium 3 when compiling with gcc 3.4.5 (approx.
> 140 c/s down to 77 c/s).  Adding -finline-functions
> -fold-unroll-all-loops regains only a fraction of the speed (112 c/s);
> less aggressive loop unrolling results in lower speeds.

i thought slowness is a feature in this case..

at least that was the general agreement about the
size vs speed tradeoff of the des code

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