path: root/include/crypto/skcipher.h
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2008-01-11[CRYPTO] skcipher: Add top-level givencrypt/givdecrypt callsHerbert Xu
This patch finally makes the givencrypt/givdecrypt operations available to users by adding crypto_skcipher_givencrypt and crypto_skcipher_givdecrypt. A suite of helpers to allocate and fill in the request is also available. Signed-off-by: Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au>
2008-01-11[CRYPTO] skcipher: Add givcrypt operations and givcipher typeHerbert Xu
Different block cipher modes have different requirements for intialisation vectors. For example, CBC can use a simple randomly generated IV while modes such as CTR must use an IV generation mechanisms that give a stronger guarantee on the lack of collisions. Furthermore, disk encryption modes have their own IV generation algorithms. Up until now IV generation has been left to the users of the symmetric key cipher API. This is inconvenient as the number of block cipher modes increase because the user needs to be aware of which mode is supposed to be paired with which IV generation algorithm. Therefore it makes sense to integrate the IV generation into the crypto API. This patch takes the first step in that direction by creating two new ablkcipher operations, givencrypt and givdecrypt that generates an IV before performing the actual encryption or decryption. The operations are currently not exposed to the user. That will be done once the underlying functionality has actually been implemented. It also creates the underlying givcipher type. Algorithms that directly generate IVs would use it instead of ablkcipher. All other algorithms (including all existing ones) would generate a givcipher algorithm upon registration. This givcipher algorithm will be constructed from the geniv string that's stored in every algorithm. That string will locate a template which is instantiated by the blkcipher/ablkcipher algorithm in question to give a givcipher algorithm. Signed-off-by: Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au>