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[RFC] zlib crypto module

From:  Geert Uytterhoeven <Geert.Uytterhoeven@sonycom.com>
To:  linux-crypto@vger.kernel.org, squashfs-devel@lists.sourceforge.net
Subject:  [patch 0/3] [RFC] zlib crypto module
Date:  Fri, 29 Aug 2008 15:41:58 +0200
Message-ID:  <20080829134158.108976037@vixen.sonytel.be>
Cc:  linux-embedded@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Archive-link:  Article

These patches add a (de)compression module for the "zlib" format using the
crypto API:
  [1] crypto: Add a zlib crypto module
  [2] tcrypt: Add a self test for the zlib crypto module
  [3] squashfs: Switch from zlib/inflate to "zlib" crypto module

The last patch is a proof-of-concept to make SquashFS 3.4 use this new zlib
crypto module. This makes it easier to e.g. change the decompression algorithm
in SquashFS or to make use of a hardware-accelerated zlib crypto module.

It can be extended to other compressed file systems, like e.g. AxFS and CRAMFS.

All comments are welcome. Thanks!

With kind regards,

Geert Uytterhoeven
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