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From: James Morris <jmorris@intercode.com.au>
To: "J.A. Magallon" <jamagallon@able.es>
Cc: Lista Linux-Kernel <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: in-kernel crypto
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 11:06:59 +1000 (EST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <Mutt.LNX.4.44.0307251105500.14288-100000@excalibur.intercode.com.au> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20030724225919.GE12002@werewolf.able.es>

On Fri, 25 Jul 2003, J.A. Magallon wrote:

> Hi all...
> 
> Just a couple questions about the crypto routines present in kernel:
> 
> - Are they just for in-kernel use, some like encrypted filesystems, or can
>   it be used from userspace ?

It's just for the kernel at the moment.

> - It it is usable from userland, has it any advantage over doing it in
>   userspace ? IE, for example, can ssh be faster it used the kernel crypto ?

No real point until there is hardware support, then userspace can take 
advantage of it.


> - If so, how ? Special library ? syscalls ?

Probably a filesystem.


- James
-- 
James Morris
<jmorris@intercode.com.au>


      reply	other threads:[~2003-07-25  0:52 UTC|newest]

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2003-07-24 22:59 J.A. Magallon
2003-07-25  1:06 ` James Morris [this message]

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