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From: Vitaly Chikunov <vt@altlinux.org>
To: Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au>
Cc: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>,
	Mimi Zohar <zohar@linux.vnet.ibm.com>,
	Dmitry Kasatkin <dmitry.kasatkin@gmail.com>,
	linux-integrity@vger.kernel.org, keyrings@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-crypto@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 1/4] X.509: Parse public key parameters from x509 for akcipher
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2019 11:28:01 +0300
Message-ID: <20190228082801.2aofw23r2shzwy4n@altlinux.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190228075141.s6mftb44yuylbzys@gondor.apana.org.au>

On Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 03:51:41PM +0800, Herbert Xu wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 10:04:49AM +0300, Vitaly Chikunov wrote:
> > 
> > It seems that you insist on set_params to be removed and both key and
> > params to be passed into set_{pub,priv}_key. This means reworking all
> > existing RSA drivers and callers, right? Can you please confirm that
> > huge rework to avoid misunderstanding?
> 
> I don't understand why we even need to touch the existing RSA
> drivers.  Nothing needs to change as far as they're concerned.
> 
> Only the new algorithms would need to decode the extra parameters
> in the key stream.

        int (*set_pub_key)(struct crypto_akcipher *tfm, const void *key,
                           unsigned int keylen);
        int (*set_priv_key)(struct crypto_akcipher *tfm, const void *key,
                            unsigned int keylen);

So you want `keylen' not to cover parameters data, but parameters
actually present in key after `keylen' bytes (in come packed format)?
(And if there is no parameters appended, there is still appended some
marker, like 0, to signify that there is no parameters.)

This looks a bit counter-intuitive usage of arguments (as argument
signifying length does not cover all arguments data), is this ok to you?


More intuitive would be to add at least paramlen argument to signify how
much data is appended. Or (if we add argument anyway) additional
const void *params, unsigned int paramlen - which callers who don't
have params will pass NULL, and RSA drivers just ignore.


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Thread overview: 24+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-01-06 13:36 [RFC PATCH 0/4] crypto: Add EC-RDSA algorithm Vitaly Chikunov
2019-01-06 13:36 ` [RFC PATCH 1/4] X.509: Parse public key parameters from x509 for akcipher Vitaly Chikunov
2019-02-09 21:42   ` Vitaly Chikunov
2019-02-10 18:46     ` Vitaly Chikunov
2019-02-19  4:37       ` Herbert Xu
2019-02-24  6:48         ` Vitaly Chikunov
2019-02-28  6:14           ` Herbert Xu
2019-02-28  7:04             ` Vitaly Chikunov
2019-02-28  7:11               ` Vitaly Chikunov
2019-02-28  7:51               ` Herbert Xu
2019-02-28  8:28                 ` Vitaly Chikunov [this message]
2019-02-28  9:01                   ` Herbert Xu
2019-02-28 10:33                     ` Vitaly Chikunov
2019-02-28 10:37                       ` Herbert Xu
2019-03-01 16:06                         ` Vitaly Chikunov
2019-01-06 13:36 ` [RFC PATCH 2/4] akcipher: Introduce verify2 for public key algorithms Vitaly Chikunov
2019-01-06 13:36 ` [RFC PATCH 3/4] KEYS: set correct flags for keyctl if encrypt is not supported Vitaly Chikunov
2019-01-06 13:36 ` [RFC PATCH 4/4] crypto: Add EC-RDSA algorithm Vitaly Chikunov
2019-01-06 18:11   ` Stephan Müller
2019-01-07  8:07     ` Vitaly Chikunov
2019-01-07  8:31       ` Stephan Mueller
2019-01-07  9:04         ` Vitaly Chikunov
2019-01-16 16:15         ` David Howells
2019-01-16 16:19 ` [RFC PATCH 2/4] akcipher: Introduce verify2 for public key algorithms David Howells

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