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Re: sha1, sha2 functions into core?

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: "Ross J(dot) Reedstrom" <reedstrm(at)rice(dot)edu>
Cc: Marko Kreen <markokr(at)gmail(dot)com>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: sha1, sha2 functions into core?
Date: 2011-09-02 18:54:07
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On ons, 2011-08-31 at 13:12 -0500, Ross J. Reedstrom wrote:
> Hmm, this thread seems to have petered out without a conclusion. Just
> wanted to comment that there _are_ non-password storage uses for these
> digests: I use them in a context of storing large files in a bytea
> column, as a means to doing data deduplication, and avoiding pushing
> files from clients to server and back.

But I suppose you don't need the hash function in the database system
for that.

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