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Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2011 18:46:24 +0100
From: magnum <>
Subject: Re: John the Ripper 1.7.8-jumbo-8

2011-11-09 16:17, Solar Designer wrote:
> * The SSE2 intrinsics code for MD4, MD5, and SHA-1 has been pre-built
> with Intel's compiler into an assembly file, used with the new
> linux-x86-64i, linux-x86-sse2i, and win32-mingw-x86-sse2i make targets
> (these i-suffixed targets use gcc and do not require icc to be installed,
> yet benefit from the pre-compiled code). (magnum)

This is not 100% correct (yet). Currently the pre-built assembly file is
only used with the new target linux-x86-64i. It's very easy to get other
x86-64 targets to use it too, but it's not there yet. There are some
cosmetical details left to decide about, let's keep that discussion on

The sse2i targets do use intrinsics - but currently they are not
precompiled with icc.


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