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From: Eric Biggers <ebiggers@kernel.org>
To: Stephan Mueller <smueller@chronox.de>
Cc: herbert@gondor.apana.org.au, mathew.j.martineau@linux.intel.com,
	dhowells@redhat.com, linux-crypto@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-fscrypt@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	keyrings@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 5/5] fs: use HKDF implementation from kernel crypto API
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2021 10:47:56 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <X/dXXEThAgankGIG@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <a32b424e18672300ed4a72cade1dbbfd0d5bd6a5.camel@chronox.de>

On Thu, Jan 07, 2021 at 08:49:52AM +0100, Stephan Mueller wrote:
> > > -int fscrypt_init_hkdf(struct fscrypt_hkdf *hkdf, const u8 *master_key,
> > > +int fscrypt_init_hkdf(struct fscrypt_hkdf *hkdf, u8 *master_key,
> > >                       unsigned int master_key_size);
> > 
> > It shouldn't be necessary to remove const here.
> 
> Unfortunately it is when adding the pointer to struct kvec
> > 
> > >  
> > >  /*
> > > @@ -323,7 +323,7 @@ int fscrypt_init_hkdf(struct fscrypt_hkdf *hkdf, const
> > > u8 *master_key,
> > >  #define HKDF_CONTEXT_INODE_HASH_KEY    7 /* info=<empty>               */
> > >  
> > >  int fscrypt_hkdf_expand(const struct fscrypt_hkdf *hkdf, u8 context,
> > > -                       const u8 *info, unsigned int infolen,
> > > +                       u8 *info, unsigned int infolen,
> > >                         u8 *okm, unsigned int okmlen);
> > 
> > Likewise.  In fact some callers rely on 'info' not being modified.
> 
> Same here.

If the HKDF API will have a quirk like this, it's better not to "leak" it into
the prototypes of these fscrypt functions.  Just add the needed casts in
fscrypt_init_hkdf() and fscrypt_hkdf_expand().

> > > -       err = crypto_shash_setkey(hmac_tfm, prk, sizeof(prk));
> > > +       err = crypto_hkdf_setkey(hmac_tfm, seed, ARRAY_SIZE(seed));
> > >         if (err)
> > >                 goto err_free_tfm;
> > 
> > It's weird that the salt and key have to be passed in a kvec.
> > Why not just have normal function parameters like:
> > 
> >         int crypto_hkdf_setkey(struct crypto_shash *hmac_tfm,
> >                                const u8 *key, size_t keysize,
> >                                const u8 *salt, size_t saltsize);
> 
> I wanted to have an identical interface for all types of KDFs to allow turning
> them into a template eventually. For example, SP800-108 KDFs only have one
> parameter. Hence the use of a kvec.

But the API being provided is a library function specifically for HKDF.
So there's no need to make it conform to some other API.

- Eric

  reply	other threads:[~2021-01-07 18:48 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-01-04 21:45 [PATCH 0/5] Add KDF implementations to " Stephan Müller
2021-01-04 21:47 ` [PATCH 1/5] crypto: Add key derivation self-test support code Stephan Müller
2021-01-04 21:47 ` [PATCH 2/5] crypto: add SP800-108 counter key derivation function Stephan Müller
2021-01-04 21:49 ` [PATCH 3/5] crypto: add RFC5869 HKDF Stephan Müller
2021-01-07  7:30   ` Eric Biggers
2021-01-07  7:53     ` Stephan Mueller
2021-01-07 18:53       ` Eric Biggers
2021-01-04 21:49 ` [PATCH 4/5] security: DH - use KDF implementation from crypto API Stephan Müller
2021-01-12  1:34   ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-01-04 21:50 ` [PATCH 5/5] fs: use HKDF implementation from kernel " Stephan Müller
2021-01-07  7:19   ` Eric Biggers
2021-01-07  7:49     ` Stephan Mueller
2021-01-07 18:47       ` Eric Biggers [this message]
2021-01-04 22:20 ` [PATCH 0/5] Add KDF implementations to " Eric Biggers
2021-01-07  6:37   ` Stephan Mueller
2021-01-07  6:59     ` Eric Biggers
2021-01-07  7:12       ` Eric Biggers

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