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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] Make cryptoapi non-optional?
On Sat, 9 Aug 2003 09:05:42 -0500
Matt Mackall <> wrote:

> All of which is a big waste of time if the answer to "is making
> cryptoapi mandatory ok?" is no. So before embarking on the hard part,
> I thought I'd ask the hard question.

I'm personally OK with it, and in fact I talked about this with James
(converting random.c over to the crypto API and the implications)
early on while we were first working on the crypto kernel bits.

But I fear some embedded folks might bark. Especially if the
resulting code size is significantly larger.

We could make it a config option CONFIG_RANDOM_CRYPTOAPI.

All of this analysis nearly requires a working implementation so
someone can do a code-size and performance comparison between
the two cases. I know this is what you're trying to avoid, having
to code up what might be just thrown away :(

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