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From: Jens Axboe <>
To: Christoph Hellwig <>
Cc:, Milan Broz <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] block: remove support for cryptoloop and the xor transfer
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 08:35:05 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Tue, 19 Oct 2021 09:56:39 +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> Support for cyrptoloop has been officially marked broken and deprecated
> in favor of dm-crypt (which supports the same broken algorithms if
> needed) in Linux 2.6.4 (released in March 2004), and support for it has
> been entirely removed from losetup in util-linux 2.23 (released in April
> 2013).  The XOR transfer has never been more than a toy to demonstrate
> the transfer in the bad old times of crypto export restrictions.
> Remove them as they have some nasty interactions with loop device life
> times due to the iteration over all loop devices in
> loop_unregister_transfer.
> [...]

Applied, thanks!

[1/1] block: remove support for cryptoloop and the xor transfer
      commit: 47e9624616c80c9879feda536c48c6a3a0ed9835

Best regards,
Jens Axboe

      reply	other threads:[~2021-10-22 14:35 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 2+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-10-19  7:56 [PATCH] block: remove support for cryptoloop and the xor transfer Christoph Hellwig
2021-10-22 14:35 ` Jens Axboe [this message]

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