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Re: [PATCH] use libcrypto routines in gnulib

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: [PATCH] use libcrypto routines in gnulib
Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2013 16:08:07 -0700
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On 12/03/2013 03:44 PM, Eric Blake wrote:

> Libvirt would prefer a solution that uses nettle, at least when used in

Correction: libvirt would prefer a solution that uses gnutls, and could
live with a solution that uses openssl.  Certification-wise, indirect
use of nettle via gnutls is fine, but direct use of either nettle or
libgcrypt raises eyebrows at Red Hat.

> if we have --enable-crypto={basic|nettle|openssl|gcrypt}, then distro
> packagers can choose WHICH library they want to drag in, rather than
> forcing a binary decision of using or avoiding a single library.

Does gnutls also expose enough low-level crypto to be added to the list
of libraries providing optimized crypto hashing?

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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