basics for cryptodev support
nmav at gnutls.org
Thu Mar 20 18:11:12 CET 2008
Simon Josefsson wrote:
> Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos <nmav at gnutls.org> writes:
>> I'm working slowly into adding some support for hw crypto
>> devices. Currently the easiest way to achieve this is by using the
>> kernel crypto hw support (in linux there is already support for via
>> and geode aes implementations and there is also ocf-linux which
>> provides more hw).
>> For this reason I added an API to register ciphers and macs
> Will this API be stable? I'd like to push out a stable 2.4.0 in a few
> weeks. If there is any risk that this API will change during 2.5.x, I
> think we should revert this change and add it for the next development
> cycle instead.
No I wouldn't consider them stable since I need to test them first with
some other crypto provider (say cryptodev). I also haven't finished it
(rnd and pki remain to be done).
>> (rnd + pki will follow on my next burst).
> When I migrated the code to use gnulib for low-level crypto, I gave up
> on mpi stuff, since it was rather libgcrypt-specific right now.
> Finishing this would be really great.
I've also gave up several times after starting this. I'll try to work on
it the next 2-3 weeks.
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