Re: [PATCH 1/2] crypto: export crypto_alg_list and rwsem

From: Herbert Xu
Date: Thu Aug 13 2015 - 03:29:39 EST

On Thu, Aug 13, 2015 at 04:30:31PM +0900, Joonsoo Kim wrote:
> How about introducing new functions to search supported algorithm in
> kernel-side? As crypto API is used in more places, this interface
> would be requested more. Defined list weaken the advantage of strong
> point of generic crypto API.

You're only getting the list so you can immediately reexport
it to user-space, with no added value whatsoever. As I said
we already have an interface for that so you should use it.

If more genuine uses come up then I will reconsider.

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