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Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2014 14:52:25 +0100
From: CodesInChaos <>
Subject: Re: [PHC] What's your favorite entry so far, and why?

> Do you really want to allocate 1GB of RAM on a tablet or smartphone to
> perform the login process? A lot of those devices have less then
> 1GB of RAM. In general I'm not convinced that a significant amount of
> useres/admins are not pleased with a login process that
> allocates a huge amount of the systems RAM. On many host, such a
> solution will virtually enforce swapping. Just saying. :-)

It's one of the reasons why I like time-memory tradeoffs. A device with less RAM
can tune down the memory cost, increasing the computation time.

I think most devices should be able to afford at least 100MB per CPU core.

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