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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 <dholland-sourcechanges%netbsd.org@localhost>
> 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
> [*] 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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