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SubjectRe: [PATCH 6/9] dm crypt: support diskcipher
On Wed, Aug 21, 2019 at 09:13:36AM +0200, Milan Broz wrote:
> The whole principle of dm-crypt target is that it NEVER EVER submits
> plaintext data down the stack in bio.
> If you want to do some lower/higher layer encryption, use key management
> on a different layer.
> So here, just setup encryption for fs, do not stack it with dm-crypt.
> Also, dm-crypt is software-independent solution
> (software-based full disk encryption), it must not depend on
> any underlying hardware.
> Hardware can be of course used used for acceleration, but then
> just implement proper crypto API module that accelerates particular cipher.

I agree. Please take a look at the recent ESSIV patches on
linux-crypto and build multi-block operations on top of them
which can then be implemented by the hardware.

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