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SubjectRe: [PATCH 06/13] async_tx: add support for asynchronous GF multiplication
On Sat, Mar 21, 2009 at 12:15 PM, H. Peter Anvin <> wrote:
> Why does it?  I don't see why you'd need to cover the vector-vector case
> at all, since it doesn't appear anywhere in the algorithms.  Certainly
> going backwards from a vector-vector set to derive if you can do a
> scalar-vector multiply when you should have known that in the first
> place is not really useful.
>> Looking closer, the only other caller, async_pq_zero_sum, can be
>> deleted because it has no users.  So async_pq can become a static
>> routine in async_r6recov.
> That's another issue entirely, of course :)

...ah, but now I see your point and the root cause of the problem.
The caller needs to be modified to only require scalar multiplication
even in this corner case.

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