Re: [PATCH v2 02/10] crypto: AF_ALG: user space interface for cipher info

From: Stephan Mueller
Date: Wed Nov 19 2014 - 23:15:01 EST

Am Donnerstag, 20. November 2014, 12:07:48 schrieb Herbert Xu:

Hi Herbert,

> On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 05:03:24AM +0100, Stephan Mueller wrote:
> > crypto_user cannot be applied to the currently active cipher that one has
> > open with AF_ALG. For getting information, one has to call crypto_user
> > with the cra_driver_name of a cipher. (Why is that limitation, btw (see
> > crypto_report and the use of cru_driver_name?)
> It doesn't matter because every implementation must supply exactly
> the same parameters as the reference implementation or it's buggy.
> IOW block size, IV size, supported key sizes etc. are intrinsic
> properties of the algorithm and not the implementation.
I totally understand that. But you cannot supply a cra_name to crypto-user to
get infos of that cipher as it is currently written. You have to use a

So, when I use a cra_name with AF_ALG, where would I get the cra_driver_name
from to query the details from crypto_user?

Or we have to patch crypto_user to allow the use of cra_name -- which is
currently explicitly disabled.

> Cheers,

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