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From: Ard Biesheuvel <>
	Ard Biesheuvel <>
Subject: [PATCH v2 0/3] crypto: aegis128 followup
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2019 01:59:09 +0300
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This series resubmits the aegis128 SIMD patches that were reverted due to
the fact that the compiler's optimization behavior wrt variables with static
linkage does not turn out to guarantee that function calls that are
conditional on the value of such a variable are optimized away if the value
is a compile time constant and the condition evaluates to false at compile
time as well.

Changes since v1:
- minor tweaks to #2 to drop a memset() invocation from the decrypt path,
  and some temp vars in various places
- update the NEON code in #3 so it builds with Clang as well as GCC (and
  drop the RFC annotation)

Patch #1 reintroduces the changes to the generic code to permit SIMD
routines to be attached to the aegis128 driver. This time, the conditional
check is pulled into a helper function which collapses to 'return false'
if the CONFIG_CRYPTO_AEGIS128_SIMD Kconfig symbol is not set. (This has
been confirmed by one of the reporters of the original issue as sufficient
to address the problem).

Patch #2 is mostly unchanged wrt the version that got reverted, only some
inline annotations were added back.

Patch #3 is new and implements the SIMD routines for arm64 without using
the optional AES instructions, but using plain SIMD arithmetic instead.
This is much slower than AES instructions, but still substantially more
efficient than table based scalar AES on systems where memory accesses are
expensive, such as the Raspberry Pi 3 (which does not implement the AES

Ard Biesheuvel (3):
  crypto: aegis128 - add support for SIMD acceleration
  crypto: aegis128 - provide a SIMD implementation based on NEON
  crypto: arm64/aegis128 - implement plain NEON version

 crypto/Kconfig                         |   5 +
 crypto/Makefile                        |  20 ++
 crypto/{aegis128.c => aegis128-core.c} |  52 ++++-
 crypto/aegis128-neon-inner.c           | 212 ++++++++++++++++++++
 crypto/aegis128-neon.c                 |  49 +++++
 5 files changed, 334 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
 rename crypto/{aegis128.c => aegis128-core.c} (89%)
 create mode 100644 crypto/aegis128-neon-inner.c
 create mode 100644 crypto/aegis128-neon.c


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Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-08-11 22:59 Ard Biesheuvel [this message]
2019-08-11 22:59 ` [PATCH v2 1/3] crypto: aegis128 - add support for SIMD acceleration Ard Biesheuvel
2019-08-11 22:59 ` [PATCH v2 2/3] crypto: aegis128 - provide a SIMD implementation based on NEON intrinsics Ard Biesheuvel
2019-08-11 22:59 ` [PATCH v2 3/3] crypto: arm64/aegis128 - implement plain NEON version Ard Biesheuvel
2019-08-12 16:50   ` Nick Desaulniers
2019-08-12 17:22     ` Ard Biesheuvel
2019-08-12 17:31       ` Nick Desaulniers
2019-08-12 18:14         ` Ard Biesheuvel
2019-08-15 12:08 ` [PATCH v2 0/3] crypto: aegis128 followup Herbert Xu

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