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Re: stats (and back-monitor) counters wrap when overflowing (ITS#3324)

At 07:22 AM 9/11/2004, ando@sys-net.it wrote:
>hyc@symas.com wrote:
>>It's a bit of an indirection, but I note that OpenSSL includes a BigNum 
>>library for arbitrary precision. I'm hesitant to make OpenSSL a 
>>requirement to support back-monitor, but since all of my deployments 
>>include OpenSSL anyway, I'm also reluctant to add another math library 
>Honestly, I preferred to use GMP if available; if not,
>counters wrap, but at least remain unsigned! 

I prefer we support (and favor) OpenSSL BigNum over GMP.
OpenSSL it is more widely available (and mostly likely
would otherwise be required).  For instance, on FreeBSD,
GMP is not in the default install (but is in the "ports").