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SubjectRe: [PATCH] crypto: ccm - avoid scatterlist for MAC encryption
On 17 October 2016 at 08:47, Johannes Berg <> wrote:
> On Mon, 2016-10-17 at 08:37 +0100, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
>> Could we get a statement first whether it is supported to allocate
>> aead_req (and other crypto req structures) on the stack?
> Well, we haven't heard from Herbert :)
>> If not, then
>> we have our work cut out for us. But if it is, I'd rather we didn't
>> apply the kzalloc/kfree patch, since it is just a workaround for the
>> broken generic CCM driver, for which a fix is already available.
> Yeah but I can't apply it. I just fixed up your kzalloc patch to also
> handle GCM and GMAC, and to have error checking. Will send it in a
> minute.

I just realised that patch should probably use
aead_request_alloc/aead_request_free [and drop the memset]. That also
fixes the latent bug where the alignment of the req ctx is not take
into account.

>> Also, regarding your __percpu patch: those are located in the vmalloc
>> area as well, at least on arm64, and likely other architectures too.
> Crap. Any other bright ideas?

kmem_cache_create() and kmem_cache_alloc()

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