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SubjectRe: [PATCH] cryptoloop
Chris Friesen wrote:
> Jari Ruusu wrote:
> > Because loop-AES attempts to be compatible with structures in loop.h by not
> > modifying loop.h at all. This is what the "no kernel sources patched or
> > replaced" means. Breakage in loop.h breaks loop-AES, and I have to clean the
> > mess.
> We're in a development stream. It is kind of expected that in-kernel
> APIs may change if the developers feel it will lead to some improvement.
> This sucks for people that are trying to track those APIs with
> out-of-kernel patches, but its a fact of life.

I know. I already have to deal with API breakages.

Changing transfer function prototype may be a tiny speed improvement for one
implementation that happens to use unoptimal API, but at same time be tiny
speed degration to other implementations that use more saner APIs. I am
unhappy with that change, because I happen to maintain four such transfers
that would be subject to tiny speed degration.

Jari Ruusu <>

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