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SubjectRe: 2.6.0-test2+Util-linux/cryptoapi
On Thu, 31 Jul 2003, Frank v Waveren wrote:

> Owch. But I assume this didn't sneak in since the testing cryptoAPI
> patches? Or have the algorithms been redone?

I'm not sure what you mean.

> > > Lastly: Why the move from a /proc/crypto directory containing files
> > > for all the algorithms to one monolithic /proc/crypto file? Isn't the
> > > former a lot nicer from the userspace programmer's point of view?
> > Possibly, although it's probably too late to change now for 2.6.
> But why was it ever changed to on big file in the first place?

This is a new API, so it wasn't really changed. The single file is
simpler and less bloated from the kernel point of view. This may change
down the track with hardware support.

- James
James Morris

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