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SubjectRe: Crypto in 2.4
Jon Masters wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> I am aware of work being done to create crypto patches for 2.4 however I
> am wondering what kind of time scale is likely to be involved before a
> patch for 2.4.0 becomes available and, more importantly, when such a
> patch will be suitable for daily use (disclaimers withstanding
> obviously).
>
> Let's just say I'm cautious after a bad experience with one of the
> previous dud patch releases :P
>
<snip>

A 2.4.0.1 should be on ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/crypto/v2.4/. But
it has been heavily re-worked. I haven't got my hands on that one and
will keep quiet as to what extend that patch is produiction-ready, but I
remember that the loop driver in 2.4.0 still can stall your box. Since
the kerneli crypto relies on loop, this would count in favor of "don't
do that yet".

BTW: You might want to join linux-crypto@nl.linux.org (majordomo) if you
are interested in kerneli.

Marc

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Marc Mutz <Marc@Mutz.com> http://EncryptionHOWTO.sourceforge.net/
University of Bielefeld, Dep. of Mathematics / Dep. of Physics

PGP-keyID's: 0xd46ce9ab (RSA), 0x7ae55b9e (DSS/DH)

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