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authorHerbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au>2007-12-17 21:51:27 +0800
committerHerbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au>2008-01-11 08:16:43 +1100
commit61da88e2b800eed2b03834a73c46cc89ad48716d (patch)
tree00926f29041a08feefe379f2ce164099d7f82f45 /include/crypto
parent378f4f51f9fdd8df80ea875320e2bf1d7c6e6e77 (diff)
[CRYPTO] skcipher: Add givcrypt operations and givcipher type
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>
Diffstat (limited to 'include/crypto')
2 files changed, 47 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/include/crypto/internal/skcipher.h b/include/crypto/internal/skcipher.h
index 87879e64ff4..c9402dd12d0 100644
--- a/include/crypto/internal/skcipher.h
+++ b/include/crypto/internal/skcipher.h
@@ -14,11 +14,14 @@
#include <crypto/algapi.h>
+#include <crypto/skcipher.h>
struct crypto_skcipher_spawn {
struct crypto_spawn base;
+extern const struct crypto_type crypto_givcipher_type;
static inline void crypto_set_skcipher_spawn(
struct crypto_skcipher_spawn *spawn, struct crypto_instance *inst)
@@ -47,5 +50,11 @@ static inline struct crypto_ablkcipher *crypto_spawn_skcipher(
+static inline void *skcipher_givcrypt_reqctx(
+ struct skcipher_givcrypt_request *req)
+ return ablkcipher_request_ctx(&req->creq);
diff --git a/include/crypto/skcipher.h b/include/crypto/skcipher.h
new file mode 100644
index 00000000000..c283fab5edd
--- /dev/null
+++ b/include/crypto/skcipher.h
@@ -0,0 +1,38 @@
+ * Symmetric key ciphers.
+ *
+ * Copyright (c) 2007 Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au>
+ *
+ * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
+ * under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free
+ * Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option)
+ * any later version.
+ *
+ */
+#include <linux/crypto.h>
+ * struct skcipher_givcrypt_request - Crypto request with IV generation
+ * @seq: Sequence number for IV generation
+ * @giv: Space for generated IV
+ * @creq: The crypto request itself
+ */
+struct skcipher_givcrypt_request {
+ u64 seq;
+ u8 *giv;
+ struct ablkcipher_request creq;
+static inline struct crypto_ablkcipher *skcipher_givcrypt_reqtfm(
+ struct skcipher_givcrypt_request *req)
+ return crypto_ablkcipher_reqtfm(&req->creq);
+#endif /* _CRYPTO_SKCIPHER_H */