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Re: LUKS Cryptography Support

From: Michael Gorven
Subject: Re: LUKS Cryptography Support
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 19:06:00 +0200
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On Wednesday 28 May 2008 18:58:20 Vesa Jääskeläinen wrote:
> Michael Gorven wrote:
> > On Wednesday 28 May 2008 18:26:09 Vesa Jääskeläinen wrote:
> >> Michael Gorven wrote:
> >>> Numerous ciphers and hashes from libgcrypt: Copyright FSF and LGPL 2.1
> >>> AES cipher from Simon's patch: LGPL 2.1
> >>
> >> If we are to go with libgcrypt way... why you are not using AES from
> >> there? (or is it not available for some reason?)
> >
> > Because Simon had an AES implementation in his patch already. I can
> > replace it with libgcrypt's implementation if necessary.
> My point being that, if we have minimal set of dependencies to elsewhere
> it is easier to upgrade code to newer version if there is a need to.
> Also now you only have to monitor one software source for changes. Using
> more common implementation also benefits for some extra eyes looking at
> the code.
> I know that ppl here prefer to write code from scratch, but perhaps in
> this case it would be good idea to use another GNU project for
> additional code. Security is not the easiest topic in there to write
> properly.

I agree. I certainly wasn't going to write my own ciphers! I'll replace the 
AES implementation with libgcrypt's.


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