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Re: public key crypto in the kernel

On Mon, Jan 14, 2008 at 01:31:30AM -0500, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> I'd like to enhance the cryptosoft driver to support bignum and public key
> operations.  This will make it more useful as a reference for testing
> applications that use /dev/crypto, and also allow us to rely on the presence
> of asymmetric crypto in the kernel for applications such as executable
> signing.
> Does anyone object?  I will likely use the code from LibTomCrypt, which
> is public domain -- the code in OpenSSL is just too hairy.

Sounds good. I think this might be something we want to keep as an option 
for the places that don't need it, but in general I think this is a good 
idea. Actually, I think it's a great idea.

I realize this is moving in a direction we've tended to avoid in the past, 
but I think we need to do it to support features people are starting to 

Take care,


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