[dm-crypt] [ANNOUNCE] cryptsetup 1.6.0-rc1

Matthias Schniedermeyer ms at citd.de
Sun Dec 30 00:21:57 CET 2012


On 29.12.2012 23:42, Milan Broz wrote:
> On 12/29/2012 11:24 PM, Matthias Schniedermeyer wrote:
> > On 29.12.2012 22:40, Milan Broz wrote:
> >>
> >>    WARNING: benchmark requires kernel userspace crypto API to be available
> >>    (kernel af_alg and algif_skcipher modules, introduced in  Linux  kernel 2.6.38).
> > 
> > This message doesn't help at all when you have a kernel that doesn't 
> > have it enabled and thus you can't find any module by that name. (And 
> > you CAN have a kernel with it build in, no module in that case too)
> > 
> > The option for algif_skcipher is:
> > CONFIG_CRYPTO_USER_API_SKCIPHER
> > "Cryptographic API" -> "User-space interface for symmetric key cipher algorithms"
> > 
> > The other option (that is responsible for af_alg) is hidden and 
> > automatically 'select'ed by activating the option above.
> 
> I am not sure if it was this way in previous kernels (skcipher was added later,
> IIRC first was only hash API)
> Anyway, I'll fix description in final release here.

I haven't checked that, i only 'grep'ed the current 3.7.1 kernel source 
to find out what was missing from my kernel.




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Matthias


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