What is my computer doing when I type my login (GNOME) password incorrectly?

It takes longer for it to come back from the spinning thingy with a wrong password than it does to log me in with the right one.

@Greg This sounds like a feature to slow down someone trying to guess passwords.

@liw @Greg i just spent an embarrassing amount of time retrieving the words "backoff function" from my memory here, with a detour into my partner saying things like "taylor series?"

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