Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 9dc523aa0e Makefile + hash.h: remove PPC_SHA1 implementation
Remove the PPC_SHA1 implementation added in a6ef3518f9 ([PATCH] PPC
assembly implementation of SHA1, 2005-04-22). When this was added
Apple consumer hardware used the PPC architecture, and the
implementation was intended to improve SHA-1 speed there.

Since it was added we've moved to using sha1collisiondetection by
default, and anyone wanting hard-rolled non-DC SHA-1 implementation
can use OpenSSL's via the OPENSSL_SHA1 knob.

The PPC_SHA1 originally originally targeted 32 bit PPC, and later the
64 bit PPC 970 (a.k.a. Apple PowerPC G5). See 926172c5e4 (block-sha1:
improve code on large-register-set machines, 2009-08-10) for a
reference about the performance on G5 (a comment in block-sha1/sha1.c
being removed here).

I can't get it to do anything but segfault on both the BE and LE POWER
machines in the GCC compile farm[1]. Anyone who's concerned about
performance on PPC these days is likely to be using the IBM POWER

There have been proposals to entirely remove non-sha1collisiondetection
implementations from the tree[2]. I think per [3] that would be a bit
overzealous. I.e. there are various set-ups git's speed is going to be
more important than the relatively implausible SHA-1 collision attack,
or where such attacks are entirely mitigated by other means (e.g. by
incoming objects being checked with DC_SHA1).

But that really doesn't apply to PPC_SHA1 in particular, which seems
to have outlived its usefulness.

As this gets rid of the only in-tree *.S assembly file we can remove
the small bits of logic from the Makefile needed to build objects
from *.S (as opposed to *.c)

The code being removed here was also throwing warnings with the
"-pedantic" flag, it could have been fixed as 544d93bc3b (block-sha1:
remove use of obsolete x86 assembly, 2022-03-10) did for block-sha1/*,
but as noted above let's remove it instead.

   Tested on gcc{110,112,135,203}, a mixture of POWER [789] ppc64 and
   ppc64le. All segfault in anything needing object
   hashing (e.g. t/ when compiled with

Acked-by: brian m. carlson" <>
Signed-off-by: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2022-08-31 14:37:31 -07:00
sha1.c Makefile + hash.h: remove PPC_SHA1 implementation 2022-08-31 14:37:31 -07:00
sha1.h block-sha1: take a size_t length parameter 2020-11-16 13:41:35 -08:00