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0005005OCamlOCaml otherlibspublic2010-03-19 10:182013-09-05 11:40
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PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version3.11.2 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0005005: Lowlevel interface to Digest and Bigarray support

the attached patches add a more lowlevel interface to the Digest module allowing the creation of a context and updating the context with any number of strings before finaling it to create the overall digest. It further adds a Bigarray.Array1.Digest module that allows computing the digest of an array or updating a context with an array. The more lowelevel interface allows creating a digest from e.g. a rope, which internally is a sequenze of strings.

As a special bonus the digesting of a bigarray is done with caml_enter/leave_blocking_section() and can run concurrently with other threads to take advantage of multiple cores. It might be wise to add a size check and only go into a blocking section if the array is larger than for example Page_size.

Unfortunately the same can't be done for strings as the GC can move them while being digested in a blocking section. So digesting strings can not take advantage of multiple cores.

Additional InformationThe patch is split into 2 parts. The changes to md5.c/md5.h must be applied first and the compiler must be bootstraped to get the new functions listed as primitives. Only then, in a second pass, can the remaining patch be build.
Attached Filespatch file icon 0008-md5-rewrite.patch [^] (4,436 bytes) 2010-03-19 10:18 [Show Content]
patch file icon 0009-digest-rewrite.patch [^] (6,479 bytes) 2010-03-19 10:18 [Show Content]

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Date Modified Username Field Change
2010-03-19 10:18 goswin New Issue
2010-03-19 10:18 goswin File Added: 0008-md5-rewrite.patch
2010-03-19 10:18 goswin File Added: 0009-digest-rewrite.patch
2011-06-01 17:08 doligez Status new => acknowledged
2012-06-21 20:16 frisch Category OCaml general => OCaml otherlibs
2013-09-05 11:40 doligez Tag Attached: patch

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