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SubjectRe: [PATCH] loop: fixing cryptoloop troubles.
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Am So, 2003-08-10 um 16.10 schrieb Pascal Brisset:

> > In loop_transfer_bio the initial vector has been computed only once. For any
> > situation where more than one bio_vec is present the initial vector will be
> > wrong. Here is the trivial but important fix.
>
> Looks good, but:
> - I doubt this could explain the alteration pattern (1 byte every 512).
> - Corruption also occured with cipher_null (which ignores the IV).

I personally think that the only way to get things right is to do
encryption sector by sector (not bvec by bvec) since every sector can
have its own iv.

I've implemented a crypto target for device-mapper that does this and it
doesn't seem to suffer from these corruption problems:
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=105967481007242&w=2 and a
slightly updated patch: http://www.saout.de/misc/dm-crypt.diff

Unfortunately I haven't got a single response. :(

Just got one person outside LKML to (successfully) test it.

Should I repost the patch (inline this time) with an additional [PATCH]
or am I being annoying? Joe Thornber (the dm maintainer) would like to
see this patch merged.

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Christophe Saout <christophe@saout.de>
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See http://www.fsf.org/philosophy/no-word-attachments.html

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