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Re: CVS commit: src
On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 06:03:28PM +0000, Taylor R Campbell wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 11:44:41AM -0400, Christos Zoulas wrote:
> > int
> > consttime_memcmp(const void *s1, const void *s2, size_t n)
> > [snip]
> so, I evidently missed this: what's "consttime" about this?
> It means that the time it takes does not vary depending on the data at
> s1 and s2. Here `constant' does not mean `bounded by a constant' but
> rather `not variable', i.e. `does not leak information about s1 and s2
> through a timing side channel'.
Can we call it "fixedtime" instead then?
David A. Holland
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