On Fri, Sep 02, 2011 at 09:54:07PM +0300, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> 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.

It is very useful to have the same hash function used internally by
PostgreSQL exposed externally. I know you can get the code and add an
equivalent one of your own...


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