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Date:	Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:12:50 +0200
From:	Hannes Frederic Sowa <hannes@...essinduktion.org>
To:	Cristian Stoica <cristian.stoica@...escale.com>
Cc:	herbert@...dor.apana.org.au, linux-crypto@...r.kernel.org,
	davem@...emloft.net, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	netdev <netdev@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/2] Add TLS record layer encryption module

Hi,

On Di, 2014-07-29 at 12:32 +0300, Cristian Stoica wrote:
> This set of patches introduces support for TLS 1.0 record layer
> encryption/decryption with a corresponding algorithm called
> tls10(hmac(<hash>),cbc(<cipher>)).
> 
> Similarly to authenc.c on which it is based, this module mixes the base
> algorithms in software to produce an algorithm that does record layer
> encryption and decryption for TLS1.0.
> Any combination of hw and sw base algorithms is possible, but the purpose
> is to take advantage of hardware acceleration for TLS record layer offloading
> when hardware acceleration is present.
> 
> This is a software alternative to forthcoming Freescale caam patches that
> will add support for one-pass hardware-only TLS record layer offloading.
> 
> Performance figures depend largely on several factors including hardware
> support and record layer size. For user-space applications the
> kernel/user-space interface is also important. That said, we have done several
> performance tests using openssl and cryptodev on Freescale QorIQ platforms.
> On P4080, for a single stream of records larger than 512 bytes, the performance
> improved from about 22Mbytes/s to 64Mbytes/s while also reducing CPU load.
> 
> The purpose of this module is to enable TLS kernel offloading on hw platforms
> that have acceleration for AES/SHA1 but do not have direct support for TLS
> record layer.
> 
> (minor dependency on pending patch
>   crypto: testmgr.c: white space fix-ups on test_aead)
> 
> Cristian Stoica (2):
>   crypto: add support for TLS 1.0 record encryption
>   crypto: add TLS 1.0 test vectors for AES-CBC-HMAC-SHA1
> 
>  crypto/Kconfig           |  20 ++
>  crypto/Makefile          |   1 +
>  crypto/authenc.c         |   5 +-
>  crypto/tcrypt.c          |   5 +
>  crypto/testmgr.c         |  41 +++-
>  crypto/testmgr.h         | 217 +++++++++++++++++++
>  crypto/tls.c             | 528 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>  include/crypto/authenc.h |   3 +
>  8 files changed, 808 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)
>  create mode 100644 crypto/tls.c
> 

Maybe could you add netdev@...r.kernel.org to Cc on your next
submission?

It would be great if this feature would be made available in some way
that user space does TLS handshaking over a socket and symmetric keys
could later be installed via e.g. setsockopt and kernel offloads tls
processing over this socket.

Alert message handling seems problematic, though and might require some
out-of-band interface.

Thanks,
Hannes


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