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Date:   Fri, 5 Aug 2022 10:37:26 +0700
From:   Bagas Sanjaya <>
To:     Adel Abouchaev <>
Subject: Re: [RFC net-next 0/6] net: support QUIC crypto

On Mon, Aug 01, 2022 at 12:52:22PM -0700, Adel Abouchaev wrote:
> QUIC requires end to end encryption of the data. The application usually
> prepares the data in clear text, encrypts and calls send() which implies
> multiple copies of the data before the packets hit the networking stack.
> Similar to kTLS, QUIC kernel offload of cryptography reduces the memory
> pressure by reducing the number of copies.
> The scope of kernel support is limited to the symmetric cryptography,
> leaving the handshake to the user space library. For QUIC in particular,
> the application packets that require symmetric cryptography are the 1RTT
> packets with short headers. Kernel will encrypt the application packets
> on transmission and decrypt on receive. This series implements Tx only,
> because in QUIC server applications Tx outweighs Rx by orders of
> magnitude.
> Supporting the combination of QUIC and GSO requires the application to
> correctly place the data and the kernel to correctly slice it. The
> encryption process appends an arbitrary number of bytes (tag) to the end
> of the message to authenticate it. The GSO value should include this
> overhead, the offload would then subtract the tag size to parse the
> input on Tx before chunking and encrypting it.
> With the kernel cryptography, the buffer copy operation is conjoined
> with the encryption operation. The memory bandwidth is reduced by 5-8%.
> When devices supporting QUIC encryption in hardware come to the market,
> we will be able to free further 7% of CPU utilization which is used
> today for crypto operations.


I can't apply this series on top of current net-next. On what commit on
net-next this series is based?

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