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Re: [PATCH] use libcrypto routines in gnulib

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: Re: [PATCH] use libcrypto routines in gnulib
Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2013 00:01:43 +0000
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On 12/03/2013 11:08 PM, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 12/03/2013 03:44 PM, Eric Blake wrote:
>> Libvirt would prefer a solution that uses nettle, at least when used in
>> RHEL.
> 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?

Looks like it does:

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