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SubjectRe: [PATCH 01/04] Add multi-precision-integer maths library
Christoph Hellwig <> wrote:

> This is ugly as hell. If we decided to add it it really needs a major
> cleanup, fitting into linux style and removal of unused functionality,
> the assembly bits needs to move to an asm/ header, etc.

Which would make it harder to compare against the original, and so potentially
harder to track bug fixes in the original was my thinking.

> But to be honest I'd say anything that requires bigints shouldn't go into
> the kernel at all. Could someone explain why they want dsa support in
> kernelspace?

Well... I'd like to revisit module signing at some point, though I imagine
it'll cause the LKML to melt again by those who think that I shouldn't have
the right to sign my modules because they imagine it impinges on their
rights:-) But I suspect the reason David wants this is so that he can encrypt
something with keys that he's not actually permitted to retrieve
directly. David?

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