On Fri, Aug 20, 2010 at 04:45, Miloslav Trmač wrote:
> This patch introduces the new user-space API, .
> Quick overview:
> * open("/dev/crypto") to get a FD, which acts as a namespace for key and
> session identifiers.
> * ioctl(NCRIO_KEY_INIT) to allocate a key object; then generate the key
> material inside the kernel, load a plaintext key, unwrap a key, or
> derive a key. Similarly the key material can be copied out of the
> kernel or wrapped.
Ugh... We already have one very nice key/keyring API in the kernel
(see Documentation/keys.txt) that's being used for crypto keys for
NFSv4, AFS, etc. Can't you just add a bunch of cryptoapi key types to
that API instead?
David Howells added to CC, since I believe he wrote most of that code