Bug 347591 - Port mdadm to use NSS library for cryptography
Port mdadm to use NSS library for cryptography
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mdadm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Doug Ledford
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: CryptoConsolidation
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Reported: 2007-10-23 06:20 EDT by Peter Vrabec
Modified: 2008-03-27 17:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-03-27 17:37:08 EDT
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Description Peter Vrabec 2007-10-23 06:20:39 EDT
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 17:37:08 EDT
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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