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Re: Cryptokit.Random unsuitable in cooperative multithreaded systems

On 25/04/2013 14:51, Anil Madhavapeddy wrote:
So in this situation, I would improve the bug report with a patch against 1.7 
and follow up to Xavier with the rebased patch to the latest release.  And a 
belated question: why do you need SHA-512, out of interest?

I needed it when I did my bitcoin arbitrage bot experiment. One bitcoin exchange (mtgox) uses it in its RPC protocol, to identify a user.

For cryptokit, the delicate thing is that the sha512 code is not my code. I replaced Xavier's code for all sha functions by Vincent's one, as it is more efficient. I am not sure if he is interested in that anyway. I could start with doing a patch with sha512 code, to see his reaction.




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