Question regarding GCM/block alignment

Dmitry Eremin-Solenikov dbaryshkov at
Thu Oct 17 11:02:21 CEST 2013


On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 10:43 AM, Werner Koch <wk at> wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Oct 2013 23:05, dbaryshkov at said:
>> Should I add buffering of non-full blocks (by the cost of additional
> This is a long standing open question.  Until known there has been no
> real requirement for this.  Buffering should be put on top of the
> existing functions (probably by using a new flag for gcry_cipher_open).


> However, I think it is more important to stabilize the current API with
> all the changes we did for 1.6 and work towards a release of 1.6.
> Adding a few feature can be done later.

Do you plan to merge AEAD support (GCM/CCM/whatever) before 1.6?
Or we better postpone those modes till next release?

With best wishes

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