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Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2012 19:39:00 +0200
From: Christian Neukirchen <>
Subject: Re: Call for musl-based distro blurbs

Luca Barbato <> writes:

> On 06/07/2012 06:37 PM, Rich Felker wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 07, 2012 at 06:38:34PM +0200, Daniel Cegiełka wrote:
>>>> Couldn't you just remove the idiotic asm generation and use the C
>>>> code? It's the compiler's job, not the build scrips' job, to generate
>>>> asm, and the compiler probably does a perfectly acceptable job, if not
>>>> a better job...
>>> The problem is to maintain support for future versions. In my view, the
>>> option with generating the asm code is easier and fully compatible with
>>> openssl (code from openssl). By adding own implementations of the crypto
>>> algorithms one can also add his own bugs. With this issue we can ask the
>>> developers of openssl - ask how they see the idea to remove perl from
>>> openssl.
>> I'm nearly sure they have C versions of the code too for cpus they
>> don't explicitly support. The asm is just a (premature) optimization,
>> so removing it should not harm anyone.
> Or since the aim is tiny, just use polarssl.

Or, hey, let's start a mussl!

Christian Neukirchen  <>

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