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previously, it was pretty much random which one of these trees a given
function appeared in. they have now been organized into:
src/linux: non-POSIX linux syscalls (possibly shard with other nixen)
src/legacy: various obsolete/legacy functions, mostly wrappers
src/misc: still mostly uncategorized; some misc POSIX, some nonstd
src/crypt: crypt hash functions
further cleanup will be done later.
based on versions sent to the list by nsz, with some simplification
and debloating. i'd still like to get them a bit smaller, or ideally
merge them into a single file with most of the code being shared, but
that can be done later.
there are still some discussions going on about tweaking the code, but
at least thing brings us to the point of having something working in
the repository. hopefully the remaining major hashes (md5,sha) will
the new version is largely the work of Solar Designer, with minor
changes for integration with musl. compared to the old code, text size
is reduced by about 7k, stack space usage by about 70k, and
performance is greatly improved by avoiding expensive calculation of
constant tables on each run.
this version also adds support for extended des-based password hashes,
which allow for unlimited key (password) length and configurable
i've also published the interface for crypt_r in a new crypt.h header.
especially since this is not a standard interface, i did not feel
compelled to match the glibc abi for the crypt_data structure. the
glibc structure is way too big to allocate on the stack; in fact it's
so big that the first usage may cause the main thread to exceed its
pre-committed stack size of 128k and thus could cause the program to
crash even on systems with overcommit disabled. the only legitimate
use of crypt_data for crypt_r is to store the hash string to return,
so i've reserved 256 bytes, which should be more than sufficient
(longest known password hashes are ~60 characters, and beyond that is
possibly even exceeding some implementations' passwd file field size
sadly the C language does not specify any such implicit conversion, so
this is not a matter of just fixing warnings (as gcc treats it) but
actual errors. i would like to revisit a number of these changes and
possibly revise the types used to reduce the number of casts required.