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Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2016 10:34:10 -0800
From: Andy Lutomirski <>
To: Eric Biggers <>
	"" <>, "" <>, 
	"" <>, 
	Herbert Xu <>, Andrew Lutomirski <>, 
	Stephan Mueller <>
Subject: Re: Remaining crypto API regressions with CONFIG_VMAP_STACK

On Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 3:08 PM, Eric Biggers <> wrote:
> In the 4.9 kernel, virtually-mapped stacks will be supported and enabled by
> default on x86_64.  This has been exposing a number of problems in which
> on-stack buffers are being passed into the crypto API, which to support crypto
> accelerators operates on 'struct page' rather than on virtual memory.

Here's my status.

>         drivers/crypto/bfin_crc.c:351
>         drivers/crypto/qce/sha.c:299
>         drivers/crypto/sahara.c:973,988
>         drivers/crypto/talitos.c:1910
>         drivers/crypto/qce/sha.c:325

I have a patch to make these depend on !VMAP_STACK.

>         drivers/crypto/ccp/ccp-crypto-aes-cmac.c:105,119,142
>         drivers/crypto/ccp/ccp-crypto-sha.c:95,109,124
>         drivers/crypto/ccp/ccp-crypto-aes-xts.c:162
>         drivers/crypto/ccp/ccp-crypto-aes.c:94

According to Herbert, these are fine.  I'm personally less convinced
since I'm very confused as to what "async" means in the crypto code,
but I'm going to leave these alone.

> And these other places do crypto operations on buffers clearly on the stack:
>         drivers/usb/wusbcore/crypto.c:264
>         security/keys/encrypted-keys/encrypted.c:500

I have a patch.

>         drivers/net/wireless/intersil/orinoco/mic.c:72

I have a patch to convert this to, drumroll please:

    priv->tx_tfm_mic = crypto_alloc_shash("michael_mic", 0,

Herbert, I'm at a loss as what a "shash" that's "ASYNC" even means.

>         net/ceph/crypto.c:182


size_t zero_padding = (0x10 - (src_len & 0x0f));

is an amazing line of code...

But this driver uses cbc and wants to do synchronous crypto, and I
don't think that the crypto API supports real synchronous crypto using
CBC, so I'm going to let someone else fix this.

>         net/rxrpc/rxkad.c:737,1000

Herbert, can you fix this?

>         fs/cifs/smbencrypt.c:96

I have a patch.

My pile is here:

I'll send out the patches soon.

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