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SubjectRe: linux 2.5: crypto core + block devices + ???
desrt wrote:
> I've recently been poking around the 2.5 source tree. I've noticed that
> we now have crypto built into the stock kernel distribution (good). The
> loopback driver doesn't appear to support using the crypto API though.
> (bad)
> If there are no deeper motives here and the intention is to continue
> supporting encrypted filesystems via the loopback interface, is there
> anyone working on the project? It seems a little bit slow (or
> uncertain) with respects to the 2.5 kernels. If somebody is needed to
> write some code, I'd be willing to write a loopback transfer function to
> interact with the crypto core. (I'd have no idea where to start for the
> generic block device crypto ramblings mentioned above...)

Loop crypto for 2.5 kernels (updated for 2.5.62) is here:

Jari Ruusu <>

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