Re: crypto API and IBM z990 hardware support

From: Christoph Hellwig (
Date: Mon Jul 07 2003 - 02:14:58 EST

On Mon, Jul 07, 2003 at 12:08:37AM +1000, James Morris wrote:
> I'm not enthusiastic about adding infrastructure which is really just a
> hack for some quaint hardware, and probably does not work towards
> addressing more common hardware requirements.

The z990 isn't really crypto hw in the traditional sense, it has special
instructions in the CPU so from Linux POV it's more an extremly optimized
SW implementation..

And we have to solve this anyway even iof support for external crypto
hw is delayed. Think of integrating Jari's x86 assembly aes implementation
or similar things.
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