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* in-kernel crypto
@ 2003-07-24 22:59 J.A. Magallon
  2003-07-25  1:06 ` James Morris
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 2+ messages in thread
From: J.A. Magallon @ 2003-07-24 22:59 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Lista Linux-Kernel

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

If this is on a faq everywhere, a pointer is just enough, thanks.

TIA

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* Re: in-kernel crypto
  2003-07-24 22:59 in-kernel crypto J.A. Magallon
@ 2003-07-25  1:06 ` James Morris
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 2+ messages in thread
From: James Morris @ 2003-07-25  1:06 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: J.A. Magallon; +Cc: Lista Linux-Kernel

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>


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