[lkml]   [2018]   [Jul]   [1]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: [PATCH] crypto: testmgr: add test vectors for skein
On Thu, Jun 21, 2018 at 07:12:47AM +0900, Juan Manuel Torres Palma wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 11:10:51AM -0700, Eric Biggers wrote:
> > Also, can you describe the users of Skein in the kernel? If there are no users,
> > there's no need to move it out of staging, or even have it in the kernel at all
> > anymore. I say that as someone who has had to volunteer to fix critical bugs
> > found by fuzzing in crypto algorithms for which it's unclear why they are in the
> > kernel at all, as there are no apparent users.
> To be honest I'm not aware of anyone actually using Skein.
> So by this are you suggesting that we drop support? If not removed, I believe
> it's better to use test vectors as regression tests for further modifications.

Let's just remove skein. In fact staging should never add generic
crypto algorithms.

Email: Herbert Xu <>
Home Page:
PGP Key:

 \ /
  Last update: 2018-07-01 11:17    [W:0.073 / U:0.176 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site