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An API for user-space access to kernel cryptography
Posted Aug 27, 2010 7:51 UTC (Fri) by cladisch (✭ supporter ✭, #50193)
Posted Aug 28, 2010 9:25 UTC (Sat) by jengelh (subscriber, #33263)
Posted Aug 28, 2010 15:27 UTC (Sat) by kleptog (subscriber, #1183)
No seriously, I don't understand why this needs to be in the kernel, a root-owned daemon should be more than enough.
Posted Aug 30, 2010 10:19 UTC (Mon) by michaeljt (subscriber, #39183)
To me it would seem reasonable to have a crypto API in the kernel with no software fallback, so that it is available if it makes sense to do it in hardware, but the interface user has to handle the fallback themselves if the hardware isn't there.
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