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Date:   Tue, 10 Mar 2020 13:34:28 +1100
From:   Herbert Xu <>
To:     Jakub Kicinski <>
Cc:     Rohit Maheshwari <>,,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next v4 1/6] cxgb4/chcr : Register to tls add and del

On Mon, Mar 09, 2020 at 04:10:21PM -0700, Jakub Kicinski wrote:
> And the driver lives in drivers/crypto for some inexplicable reason.

Indeed, and this driver scares me :)

I believe it was added to drivers/crypto because it contained
code that hooks into the crypto API to provide crypto algorithms.
At the same time the driver also provides higher-level offload
directly through the network stack.

The problem with this arrangement is that a lot of network-related
code gets into the driver with almost no review.

I think it would make much more sense to move the whole driver
(back) into drivers/net.  There is no reason why it couldn't
continue to provide crypto API implementations from drivers/net.

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