[dm-crypt] out of order encryption

Vasile Catalin-B50542 catalin.vasile at freescale.com
Thu Aug 6 12:38:17 CEST 2015

I was referring to the submitted requests.
Does the underlying encryption layer (CryptoAPI) have to ensure the
complete callbacks are called in the order the requests were submitted?
Or does dm-crypt figure out where to read/write after request is done
no matter in which order the crypto requests finished?

On 06.08.2015 12:15, Milan Broz wrote:
> On 08/06/2015 09:00 AM, Vasile Catalin-B50542 wrote:
>> Would dm-crypt execute correctly if sector encryption ended asynchronously?
>> For example:
>> If sector 1, 2, 3 are sent to be done asynchronously to the same
>> algorithm instance,
>> and the jobs end in the following order: 2, 1, 3; does the dm-crypt
>> module know to
>> write the data in the proper place when the encryption "done" callback
>> is called?
> Not sure if I understand your question - encryption in dmcrypt works on sector
> level, sectors are encrypted independetly, so order cannot influence result
> of encryption of individual sectors.
> Or if the question is about order of submitted requests:
> If you need to ensure order of processing, you have to issue "flush" operation
> before submitting next data content. Filesystems typically must do this when
> handling journal or so.
> In general, requests order can be rearranged (anywhere in block layer, not only in dmcrypt).
> But this is correct behaviour.
> Milan

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