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From: Eric Biggers <>
To: Christoph Hellwig <>
Cc: Satya Tangirala <>, Jens Axboe <>,
	Mike Snitzer <>,,,, Alasdair Kergon <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 1/4] block: keyslot-manager: Introduce passthrough keyslot manager
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2020 21:44:23 -0700
Message-ID: <20201021044423.GB3939@sol.localdomain> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Fri, Oct 16, 2020 at 08:20:44AM +0100, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> And this just validates my argument that calling the inline crypto work
> directly from the block layer instead of just down below in blk-mq was
> wrong.  We should not require any support from stacking drivers at the
> keyslot manager level.

I'm not sure what you're referring to here; could you clarify?

It's true that device-mapper devices don't need the actual keyslot management.
But they do need the ability to expose crypto capabilities as well as a key
eviction function.  And those are currently handled by
"struct blk_keyslot_manager".  Hence the need for a "passthrough keyslot
manager" that does those other things but not the actual keyslot management.

FWIW, I suggested splitting these up, but you disagreed and said you wanted the
crypto capabilities to remain part of the blk_keyslot_manager
If you've now changed your mind, please be clear about it.

- Eric

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Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-10-15 21:46 [PATCH v2 0/4] add support for inline encryption to device mapper Satya Tangirala
2020-10-15 21:46 ` [PATCH v2 1/4] block: keyslot-manager: Introduce passthrough keyslot manager Satya Tangirala
2020-10-16  7:20   ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-10-21  4:44     ` Eric Biggers [this message]
2020-10-21  5:27       ` Satya Tangirala
2020-10-27 20:04   ` Eric Biggers
2020-10-15 21:46 ` [PATCH v2 2/4] block: add private field to struct keyslot_manager Satya Tangirala
2020-10-16  7:19   ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-10-16  8:39     ` Satya Tangirala
2020-10-15 21:46 ` [PATCH v2 3/4] dm: add support for passing through inline crypto support Satya Tangirala
2020-10-25 21:02   ` kernel test robot
2020-10-25 21:02   ` [PATCH] dm: fix err_cast.cocci warnings kernel test robot
2020-10-27 21:31   ` [PATCH v2 3/4] dm: add support for passing through inline crypto support Eric Biggers
2020-10-27 23:58     ` Satya Tangirala
2020-10-28  0:17       ` Eric Biggers
2020-10-29  4:44         ` Satya Tangirala
2020-10-15 21:46 ` [PATCH v2 4/4] dm: enable may_passthrough_inline_crypto on some targets Satya Tangirala
2020-10-27 21:10   ` Eric Biggers

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