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Re: [Qemu-block] [PATCH v6 00/11] Add new LUKS block driver (for 2.6)

From: Kevin Wolf
Subject: Re: [Qemu-block] [PATCH v6 00/11] Add new LUKS block driver (for 2.6)
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2016 17:50:13 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Am 21.03.2016 um 15:11 hat Daniel P. Berrange geschrieben:
> This series is just the block layer parts needed to add
> a LUKS driver to QEMU. It was previously posted as part
> of the larger series
>   v1: https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2015-11/msg04748.html
>   v2: https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-block/2016-01/msg00534.html
>   v3: https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2016-02/msg03176.html
>   v4: https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2016-02/msg06552.html
>   v5: https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2016-03/msg04397.html
> The crypto subsystem pieces that this series depends on have now
> all been merged.
> In this posting I am only proposing merge of the generic LUKS
> driver. This can be added as a layer above any of the existing
> drivers for accessing LUKS formatted volumes.
> When creating new volumes, however, only the file backend can
> be used, since the block driver API doesn't allow for arbitrary
> stacking of protocols when creating images.
> The integration with the qcow2 driver to replace the existing
> built-in AES-CBC code is dropped from this series, postponed
> until the 2.7 development cycle.
> There is a QEMU I/O test 149 that exercises the LUKS driver
> and checks for compatibility with the dm-crypt/cryptsetup
> impl.

Reviewed-by: Kevin Wolf <address@hidden>

I can't seem to test this, however, as long as git master doesn't
compile on RHEL 7 without --disable-nettle. Any news on that?


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