Re: [RFC]: linux/drivers/compression
Sun, 18 Jan 1998 00:37:24 -0500 (EST)

> [re: loop updates]
> > Why haven't they been integrated in the kernel?
> *shrug* -- maybe the author hasn't submitted them to Linus. If it counts,
> they work well for me. Transparent CAST-128 encrpytion on a filesystem is
> very nice, etc.

The reasons why they've not been sent to Linus:
1) There is no DES support yet (AFAIK).
2) Only electronic code book (ebc) mode is supported so far.
3) I've not written the transformation API in stone yet.
I considered these significant enough to delay its release.

If the general concensus is to submit the patch now, I'll go
ahead and do this...though I thought we were in a code freeze.

P.S. For the others who are curious, an old patch is available at
I intend to have an update in place by Monday if possible.

Andrew E. Mileski