Our application uses the JRE to carry out cryptographic operations.
Starting with Java 1.8_161 the GetKey method in Java is using a lot more time to carry out the same operation, compared to previous versions of JRE. Apparently the number of iterations increased exponentially after version 161 (from ~ 20.000 in the past to ~ 200.000 now). This induces a significant performance impact in our application due to the specifics of the operations carried out using that Java method.
Was this change done on purpose? Are there any plans to reduce the number of iterations for the GetKey method?