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At least this is true for POSIX threads, as pthread_create is a function that synchronizes memory with respects to other threads. There are many functions which have this property, a complete list can be found in POSIX, IEEE Std 1003.1-2003, Base Definitions, Issue 6, in the definition of the term “Memory Synchronization”. For other thread packages, more relaxed or more strict rules may apply.


NB. Libgcrypt uses the RDRAND feature only as one source of entropy. A CPU with a broken RDRAND will thus not compromise of the random number generator


A version control system available for many platforms


See for details.


Chae Hoon Lim and Pil Joong Lee. A key recovery attack on discrete log-based schemes using a prime order subgroup. In Burton S. Kaliski Jr., editor, Advances in Cryptology: Crypto ’97, pages 249­-263, Berlin / Heidelberg / New York, 1997. Springer-Verlag. Described on page 260.


Also described in chapter 6 of his book "Cryptographic Security Architecture", New York, 2004, ISBN 0-387-95387-6.

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