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RE: Why do we check the base checksum so often?

From: Bert Huijben <bert_at_qqmail.nl>
Date: Sat, 4 Feb 2012 14:12:04 -0800

We already assume Sha-1 is unique in wc-Ng, so introducing sha256 would
not help. It is also much more expensive to obtain then sha1 and md5.

Bert Huijben (Cell phone)
From: Hyrum K Wright
Sent: 4-2-2012 10:51
To: Bert Huijben
Cc: Julian Foad; Subversion Development
Subject: Re: Why do we check the base checksum so often?
On Sat, Feb 4, 2012 at 11:06 AM, Bert Huijben <bert_at_qqmail.nl> wrote:
> We could change that for Ev2 but how are you going to change Subversion
> 1.0-1.7?
>
> Can I borrow your time-machine? ;-)
>
> Md5 is not unique enough to pick a base.

Is SHA-1 sufficient? Should we be using SHA-256 to identify content in Ev2?

-Hyrum

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