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SubjectRe: airo and firmware upload (was Re: 2.6 must-fix list, v3)
Dave Jones wrote:
> On Wed, May 14, 2003 at 04:32:35PM -0700, Jean Tourrilhes wrote:
> > While we are on the subject : a few months ago, Javier added
> > support for MIC to the airo driver. It's basically crypto based on
> > AES. You refused to include that part in the kernel because crypto was
> > not accepted in the kernel.
> > Fast forward : today we have crypto in the 2.5.X kernel. Does
> > this mean that you would have no objection accepting a patch from
> > Javier including the crypto part ?
> Sounds like it would be better to get it using the in-kernel crypto
> stuff rather than reimplementing its own routines. Same for the HostAP
> driver.


_I_ didn't refuse the crypto, Linus did. But that was a positive step,
that kicked off inclusion of crypto into the kernel.

airo and HostAP do indeed need to use CryptoAPI not reimplement their
own crypto, though...


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