Re: [RFC PATCH] akcipher: Introduce verify2 for public key algorithms

From: Tudor.Ambarus
Date: Thu Dec 13 2018 - 05:26:59 EST


On 12/11/2018 06:59 PM, Vitaly Chikunov wrote:
> Current akcipher .verify() just decrypts signature to uncover message
> hash, which is then verified in upper level public_key_verify_signature
> by memcmp with the expected signature value, which is never passed into
> verify().
> This approach is incompatible with ECDSA algorithms, because, to verify

I would love to have ECDSA in kernel but unfortunately it hasn't reached kernel
because there is no in-kernel user for it. Do we have an agreement that we will
add support for it? If not, who will benefit of these patches?