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SubjectRe: [PATCH] implement in-kernel keys & keyring management
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On Llu, 2004-08-09 at 05:27, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> But at least to me, the /sbin/request-key thing is more like loading a
> module. You might do it to mount a filesystem or read an encrypted volume,
> but you wouldn't do it in the "normal" workload. It's a major event.

The BSD networking PF_KEY does exactly this for IPsec sockets. Coupled
with a cache it seems to work rather well. In fact is there a reason for
not using PF_KEY - other than /sbin/hotplug being cleaner ?

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