Resolving the crypto duplicity...
phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Thu Feb 5 00:46:04 PST 2004
In message <20040204160446.F96240 at carver.gumbysoft.com>, Doug White writes:
>On Wed, 4 Feb 2004, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>> I'm just using Rijndael/AES for illustration, the same issues apply
>> to various other algorithms.
>> Right now we have identical (apart from some trivial details) of the
>> AES algorithms in the kernel:
>>  src/sys/crypto/rijndael/*
>> [ipsec, random and geom_bde options]
>>  arc/sys/opencrypto/rijndael.?
>You'd have to go back to the original discussion, but I though that we
>decided to go with this to avoid complicating KAME imports.
>Just trying to inject some history into the discussion :)
I realize that, but for something as generic as specific cryptographic
algorithms, I do not think that is a valid argument for having two
implementations in the kernel, particularly not for a case like the
AES implementation which is line-for-line identical.
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