Re: [RFC v2 2/3] crypto: Introduce CRYPTO_ALG_BULK flag
From: Herbert Xu
Date: Fri Jun 03 2016 - 03:55:36 EST
On Fri, Jun 03, 2016 at 03:10:31PM +0800, Baolin Wang wrote:
> On 3 June 2016 at 14:51, Herbert Xu <herbert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 03, 2016 at 02:48:34PM +0800, Baolin Wang wrote:
> >> If we move the IV generation into the crypto API, we also can not
> >> handle every algorithm with the bulk interface. Cause we also need to
> >> use different methods to map one whole bio or map one sector according
> >> to the algorithm whether can support bulk mode or not. Please correct
> >> me if I misunderstand your points. Thanks.
> > Which ones can't be handled this way?
> What I mean is bulk mode and sector mode's difference is not only the
> IV handling method, but also the method to map the data with
> Then we have two processes in dm-crypt ( crypt_convert_block() and
> crypt_convert_bulk_block() ) to handle the data, so we can not handle
> every algorithm with the bulk interface.
As I asked, which algorithm can't you handle through the bulk
interface, assuming it did all the requisite magic to generate
the correct IV?
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