Re: [PATCH net-next v3 02/17] zinc: introduce minimal cryptography library

From: Eric Biggers
Date: Wed Sep 12 2018 - 14:34:48 EST

On Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 08:19:21PM +0200, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
> On 12 September 2018 at 20:16, Jason A. Donenfeld <Jason@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hi Eric,
> >
> > On Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 12:08 AM Eric Biggers <ebiggers@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> I'd strongly prefer the assembly to be readable too. Jason, I'm not sure if
> >> you've actually read through the asm from the OpenSSL implementations, but the
> >> generated .S files actually do lose a lot of semantic information that was in
> >> the original .pl scripts.
> >
> > The thing to keep in mind is that the .S was not directly and blindly
> > generated from the .pl. We started with the output of the .pl, and
> > then, particularly in the case of x86_64, worked with it a lot, and
> > now it's something a bit different. We've definitely spent a lot of
> > time reading that assembly.
> >
> Can we please have those changes as a separate patch? Preferably to
> the .pl file rather than the .S file, so we can easily distinguish the
> code from upstream from the code that you modified.
> > I'll see if I can improve the readability with some register name
> > remapping on ARM. No guarantees, but I'll play a bit and see if I can
> > make it a bit better.
> >
> > Jason

FWIW, yesterday I made a modified version of that generates an
asm file that works in kernel mode. The changes are actually pretty small, and
I think we can get them upstream into OpenSSL like they were for
and I'll start a thread with Andy Polyakov and you two.

But I don't have time to help with all the many OpenSSL asm files Jason is
proposing, just maybe poly1305-armv4 and chacha-armv4 for now.

- Eric