On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 6:20 PM, Theodore Ts'o <ty...@mit.edu> wrote:
> It's only useful if you are trying to do brute-force password
> cracking, where the password is being hashed in a very specific way.
> (If for example the password was replicated N times in the input
> buffer for SHA-1, instead of keeping the padding constant in the rest
> of theinput buffer, this particular optimization would't apply.)
> In any case, it's not at all applicable for general purpose checksum
> calculations, and hence wouldn't apply to git.
Thanks for the explanation.
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