RE: difference between using a library or a part of the kernel?|
David Brodbeck <DavidB,AT,mail,DOT,interclean,DOT,com>|
Fri, 26 Sep 2003 13:26:09 -0400|
This message was misattributed. I never asked that question, but I was
quoted earlier in the message that did...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: hans steegers [mailto:steegers,AT,steegers,DOT,nl
> > David Brodbeck wrote...
> > "The next version will use the cryptographic API". That's
> what I read
> > about cipe somewhere. Or is there a difference between
> using a library or
> > a part of the kernel?
> That was my proposal in one of the first postings on this subject:
> The new kernels 2.4.22+, 2.6 provide kernel crypto and
> compression services
> which can be used by other modules. Since CIPE's
> cryptographic routines are
> used inside the kernel module you CANNOT use standard libraries.
> CIPE cannot be used in the new kernel without many changes,
> so I proposed to
> redesign it a little for the new kernel and address the
> security issues at
> the same time.
> Answer: Yes, there is a difference between a library (in user
> space) or
> services provided by another kernel module (in kernel space).
> Hans Steegers
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