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Re: CVS commit: src

On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 06:39:35PM +0000, Taylor R Campbell wrote:
 >    Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2012 18:32:34 +0000
 >    From: David Holland <>
 >    On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 06:03:28PM +0000, Taylor R Campbell wrote:
 >     > 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?
 > `Constant-time' is the term you'll find in crypto literature, I'm
 > afraid.[*]
 > [*] Usually with a footnote or parenthesis explaining its deviation
 > from all the other literature.

Blah. So be it, I guess. Can we have a footnote or parenthesis in the
.h file and the .c file (as well as the man page)?

David A. Holland

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