On Thu, Aug 25, 2005 at 18:44:13 -0400,
  Tom Lane <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Bruno Wolff III <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> >   Bruce Momjian <pgman@candle.pha.pa.us> wrote:
> >> We already have MD5 encryption in the server.  Why would someone want
> >> CRC32?
> > Lower CPU utiliization.
> Like Bruce, I don't really think there is demand for such a function.
> But if we were going to offer it, it at least ought to use the existing
> implementation in pg_crc.c, instead of duplicating code yet again.

Maybe I should have elaborated. I was just responding directly to Bruce's
question. I doubt the CPU usage is a big deal in typical use and that
that the already available cryptographic hashes have advantages such that
I don't expect many people to use CRC32.

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