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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.

Thanks,
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