Re: crypto API and IBM z990 hardware support

From: Christoph Hellwig (
Date: Mon Jul 07 2003 - 02:11:59 EST

On Thu, Jul 03, 2003 at 02:57:30AM +1000, James Morris wrote:
> Then, when a caller specifies "aes", crypto_alg_autoload() would first
> check the alias list, giving preference to CRYPTO_ALG_ARCH by default.
> In this case, it would find aes_z990 and try and load it. If this fails,
> it continues along the alias list then ultimately falls back to the
> current behavior.

This sounds like the right way to do it. The question is just whether we
want to put that complicated policy into the kernel or into some userspace

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