[Nottingham] 1GB of \0 (aka null)

Richard Hayes ricky at domainarena.net
Mon Mar 27 14:17:50 BST 2006

Thanks for all of the responses guys, I'm quite overwhelmed!

> Seriously though, what's the requirement here? There's plenty of ways of 
> generating streams of characters. The choice will depend largely on how 
> you want to use it.

I'm doing some online Linux proficiency tests, and one of the questions

Calculate the sha1sum hash of 1GB of \0 characters (aka zeros, nulls etc).

That's the whole question! They're all quite tricky, in their actual 
and their ambiguity.

That's all the info I have.

Thanks again :) 

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