Subject: Re: Adding opencrypto, crypto acceelerator to GENERIC kernels?
To: matthew green <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: tech-crypto
Date: 12/14/2003 18:48:28
>   >>[*] I had planned to wait for dynamic-sysctl before adding a sysctl
>   >>tree for crypto; if dynamic sysctl is deferred I may revisit that.
>   >
>   >it's not very deferred...i'm just polishing it, doing testing,
>   >building kernels, etc.
>   >
>   >can you wait a few more days?
>   dynamic sysctl was committed about ten days ago, and i think most of
>   the problems with it have been shaken out at this point, so besides
>   the fact that i haven't finished all the documentation yet...
>note that this really matters, but i noticed that new userland &
>old kernel doesn't like sysctl very much :-)

that might be true, but only for the sysctl(8) binary itself, since it
now relies on auto-discovery in order to function.  there isn't
anything else that's broken like there?

besides...we can hardly provide forwards compatibility in the kernel
for newer userlands that don't exist yet...can we?  :)

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