Re: [PATCH 2/2] Support for VIA PadLock crypto engine

From: James Morris
Date: Wed May 12 2004 - 09:53:03 EST

On Wed, 12 May 2004, Michal Ludvig wrote:

> In fact I believe that the hardware-specific drivers (e.g. the S/390 one)
> should be used in the cryptoapi as well and then the kernel should provide
> a single, universal device with read/write/ioctl calls for all of them.
> Not making a separete device for every piece of hardware on the market.
> Am I wrong?

Providing a userspace API is an orthogonal issue, and really needs to be
designed in conjunction with the async hardware API.

What I am suggesting is that you simply implement something like
des_z990.c so that C3 users can load crypto alg modules which use their

- James
James Morris

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