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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 05/11] crypto: qce: skcipher: Return error for zero length messages
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On 2/4/21 7:26 PM, Eric Biggers wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 04, 2021 at 07:09:53PM -0500, Thara Gopinath wrote:
>>>> @@ -260,6 +261,10 @@ static int qce_skcipher_crypt(struct skcipher_request *req, int encrypt)
>>>> rctx->flags |= encrypt ? QCE_ENCRYPT : QCE_DECRYPT;
>>>> keylen = IS_XTS(rctx->flags) ? ctx->enc_keylen >> 1 : ctx->enc_keylen;
>>>> + /* CE does not handle 0 length messages */
>>>> + if (!req->cryptlen)
>>>> + return -EOPNOTSUPP;
>>>> +
>>>
>>> For the algorithms in question, the correct behavior is to return 0.
>>
>> What do you mean? The driver should return a 0 ?

Ok. I will re-spin the series once more with this change..

>
> Yes, there is nothing to do for empty inputs, so just return 0 (success).
>
>>> Aren't the tests catching that difference?
>>
>> I was anyways planning on sending an email to the list with these queries.
>> But since you asked, these are my observations with fuzz testing which I
>> have been doing quite a bit now (I am also working on adding a few qualcomm
>> AEAD algorithms support in mainline).
>>
>> - if the generic algorithm supports 0 length messages and the transformation
>> I am testing does not, the test framework throws an error and stops.
>> - key support mismatch between the generic algorithm vs my algorithm /engine
>> also does the same thing.For eg, Qualcomm CE engine does not support any
>> three keys being same for triple des algorithms. Where as a two key 3des is
>> a valid scenario for generic algorithm(k1=k3). Another example is hardware
>> engine not supporting AES192.
>>
>> How are these scenarios usually handled ? Why not allow the test framework
>> to proceed with the testing if the algorithm does not support a particular
>> scenario ?
>
> Omitting support for certain inputs isn't allowed. Anyone in the kernel who
> wants to use a particular algorithm could get this driver for it, and if they
> happen to use inputs which the driver decided not to support, things will break.

Ya sounds reasonable.

>
> The way that drivers handle this is to use a fallback cipher for inputs they
> don't support.

Ok. So I will add this to my todo and make sure to have fallback ciphers
for all the non-supported inputs. I will send this as a separate series
and not this one.

In this case, though not supporting 0 length messages for encryption is
valid. I don't think I have to have a fallback for this. I could have
sworn that the test framework throws up an error for this. But I have
been testing a lot and may be I am just confused. I will double check this.


>
> - Eric
>

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Warm Regards
Thara

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