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Re: Cryptokit.Random unsuitable in cooperative multithreaded systems

> From the archives: 
> http://www.elliottoti.com/index.php?p=31

The interface is not exactly the one Daniel, David and I need but that's 
definitely a good start (it pre-allocate strings instead of streaming). I'll 
look into that tomorrow but Vincent, feel free to look at it if you have time.


> -anil
> On 23 Apr 2013, at 15:39, Thomas Gazagnaire <thomas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> For Mirage, we need to extract out the C functions (mainly for SHA) 
>>> separately from the zlib bindings, and port the ones we want in 
>>> mirage-platform/xen/runtime.  I would drop the zlib bindings until we get a 
>>> chance to implement them in OCaml (about a day's work).  It's also not 
>>> essential to have zlib in our libraries at present, except for SSH 
>>> compression (which is optional).  SHA, however, is used in a lot of places.
>> zlib is heavily used in Git, so that could be quite good to have a pure zlib 
>> implementation as well. I might look into that then ...
>> Thomas



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