Bug 347591 - Port mdadm to use NSS library for cryptography
Summary: Port mdadm to use NSS library for cryptography
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mdadm
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Doug Ledford
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: CryptoConsolidation
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Reported: 2007-10-23 10:20 UTC by Peter Vrabec
Modified: 2008-03-27 21:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2008-03-27 21:37:08 UTC
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Description Peter Vrabec 2007-10-23 10:20:39 UTC
mdadm should be ported to use NSS library for cryptography.
See the tracking bug for details and links on how it could be done.

Comment 1 Doug Ledford 2008-03-27 21:37:08 UTC
This won't happen.  The crypto needs of mdadm are very modest (we only use an
SHA1 hash and only on version 0.90 superblocks and even then only on the rarely
used homehost string) and must also remain bug-for-bug compatible with the md
software raid kernel stack and also must be available in the statically linked
version of mdadm used in initrd images.  Porting this to a library makes
absolutely no sense.

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