On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 05:15:06PM +0900, Joonsoo Kim wrote:The acomp is also SG-based, while scomp only accepts flat buffer.
From: Weigang Li <weigang.li@xxxxxxxxx>
Now, asynchronous compression APIs are supported. There is no asynchronous
compression driver now but this APIs can be used as front-end to
synchronous compression algorithm. In this case, scatterlist would be
linearlized when needed so it would cause some overhead.
Signed-off-by: Weigang Li <weigang.li@xxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Joonsoo Kim <iamjoonsoo.kim@xxxxxxx>
I think we should be able to use this for the synchronous case
too, like we do with skcipher and ahash.
The main difference that I can see right now is that acomp always
allocates a context through the request object while scomp does not.
This difference is entirely artificial as we could also make the
context conditional for acomp.
The reason we had the shash/ahash division is because the shash
interface offers a direct pointer interface while ahash is SG-based.
Otherwise ahash is just as able as shash to handle synchronous
At this point in time I don't see such a fundamental distinction
between acomp and scomp.