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Re: [dm-devel] [PATCH 1/2] dm-crypt: Properly handle extra key string in initialization



On Sun, Oct 20 2013 at  9:16am -0400,
Milan Broz <gmazyland gmail com> wrote:

> Some encryption modes use extra keys (e.g. loopAES has IV seed)
> which are not used in block cipher initialization but are part
> of key string in table constructor.
> 
> Patch adds additional field which described lengh of this extra
> keys and substracts it before real key encryption setting.

typo, s/lengh/length/

But that aside, an example of the extra keys use with a theoretical
example via ctr input -- documented in patch header -- would be
helpful.  As it stands the code is doing some unituitive things (see
below).

> Because extra keys are calculated during IV mode setting,
> key initialization is moved after this step.
> 
> For now, this change has no effect to supported modes
> (thanks to ilog2 rounding) but is required by following patch.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Milan Broz <gmazyland gmail com>
> ---
>  drivers/md/dm-crypt.c | 27 +++++++++++++++++----------
>  1 file changed, 17 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/md/dm-crypt.c b/drivers/md/dm-crypt.c
> index 0fce0bc..878bda7 100644
> --- a/drivers/md/dm-crypt.c
> +++ b/drivers/md/dm-crypt.c
> @@ -1497,14 +1495,23 @@ static int crypt_ctr_cipher(struct dm_target *ti,
>  		 * to length of provided multi-key string.
>  		 * If present (version 3), last key is used as IV seed.
>  		 */
> -		if (cc->key_size % cc->key_parts)
> +		if (cc->key_size % cc->key_parts) {
>  			cc->key_parts++;
> +			cc->key_extra_size = cc->key_size / cc->key_parts;
> +		}

This is leveraging existing heuristics of bumping key_parts and then
using it to establish 'key_extra_size' -- but the definition of "extra
size" is eluding me.  Say key_size=101, kepyparts=10 -- remainder is 1.
So then key_extra_size = 9.

All a bit opaque to me without a ctr usage example to help document in
the patch header.


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