[PATCH v2 00/13] crypto: permit asynchronous skciphers as driver fallbacks

Ard Biesheuvel ardb at kernel.org
Sat Jun 27 04:36:10 EDT 2020

The drivers for crypto accelerators in drivers/crypto all implement skciphers
of an asynchronous nature, given that they are backed by hardware DMA that
completes asynchronously wrt the execution flow.

However, in many cases, any fallbacks they allocate are limited to the
synchronous variety, which rules out the use of SIMD implementations of
AES in ECB, CBC and XTS modes, given that they are usually built on top
of the asynchronous SIMD helper, which queues requests for asynchronous
completion if they are issued from a context that does not permit the use
of the SIMD register file.

This may result in sub-optimal AES implementations to be selected as
fallbacks, or even less secure ones if the only synchronous alternative
is table based, and therefore not time invariant.

So switch all these cases over to the asynchronous API, by moving the
subrequest into the skcipher request context, and permitting it to
complete asynchronously via the caller provided completion function.

Patch #1 is not related, but touches the same driver as #2 so it is
included anyway. Patch #13 removes another sync skcipher allocation by
switching to the AES library interface.

Only OMAP was tested on actual hardware - the others are build tested only.

- address issue found by build robot in patch #7
- add patch #13
- rebase onto cryptodev/master

Cc: Corentin Labbe <clabbe.montjoie at gmail.com>
Cc: Herbert Xu <herbert at gondor.apana.org.au>
Cc: "David S. Miller" <davem at davemloft.net>
Cc: Maxime Ripard <mripard at kernel.org>
Cc: Chen-Yu Tsai <wens at csie.org>
Cc: Tom Lendacky <thomas.lendacky at amd.com>
Cc: Ayush Sawal <ayush.sawal at chelsio.com>
Cc: Vinay Kumar Yadav <vinay.yadav at chelsio.com>
Cc: Rohit Maheshwari <rohitm at chelsio.com>
Cc: Shawn Guo <shawnguo at kernel.org>
Cc: Sascha Hauer <s.hauer at pengutronix.de>
Cc: Pengutronix Kernel Team <kernel at pengutronix.de>
Cc: Fabio Estevam <festevam at gmail.com>
Cc: NXP Linux Team <linux-imx at nxp.com>
Cc: Jamie Iles <jamie at jamieiles.com>
Cc: Eric Biggers <ebiggers at google.com>
Cc: Tero Kristo <t-kristo at ti.com>
Cc: Matthias Brugger <matthias.bgg at gmail.com>

Ard Biesheuvel (13):
  crypto: amlogic-gxl - default to build as module
  crypto: amlogic-gxl - permit async skcipher as fallback
  crypto: omap-aes - permit asynchronous skcipher as fallback
  crypto: sun4i - permit asynchronous skcipher as fallback
  crypto: sun8i-ce - permit asynchronous skcipher as fallback
  crypto: sun8i-ss - permit asynchronous skcipher as fallback
  crypto: ccp - permit asynchronous skcipher as fallback
  crypto: chelsio - permit asynchronous skcipher as fallback
  crypto: mxs-dcp - permit asynchronous skcipher as fallback
  crypto: picoxcell - permit asynchronous skcipher as fallback
  crypto: qce - permit asynchronous skcipher as fallback
  crypto: sahara - permit asynchronous skcipher as fallback
  crypto: mediatek - use AES library for GCM key derivation

 drivers/crypto/Kconfig                              |  3 +-
 drivers/crypto/allwinner/sun4i-ss/sun4i-ss-cipher.c | 46 +++++-----
 drivers/crypto/allwinner/sun4i-ss/sun4i-ss.h        |  3 +-
 drivers/crypto/allwinner/sun8i-ce/sun8i-ce-cipher.c | 41 ++++-----
 drivers/crypto/allwinner/sun8i-ce/sun8i-ce.h        |  3 +-
 drivers/crypto/allwinner/sun8i-ss/sun8i-ss-cipher.c | 39 ++++----
 drivers/crypto/allwinner/sun8i-ss/sun8i-ss.h        |  3 +-
 drivers/crypto/amlogic/Kconfig                      |  2 +-
 drivers/crypto/amlogic/amlogic-gxl-cipher.c         | 27 +++---
 drivers/crypto/amlogic/amlogic-gxl.h                |  3 +-
 drivers/crypto/ccp/ccp-crypto-aes-xts.c             | 33 ++++---
 drivers/crypto/ccp/ccp-crypto.h                     |  4 +-
 drivers/crypto/chelsio/chcr_algo.c                  | 57 +++++-------
 drivers/crypto/chelsio/chcr_crypto.h                |  3 +-
 drivers/crypto/mediatek/mtk-aes.c                   | 63 ++-----------
 drivers/crypto/mxs-dcp.c                            | 33 +++----
 drivers/crypto/omap-aes.c                           | 35 ++++---
 drivers/crypto/omap-aes.h                           |  3 +-
 drivers/crypto/picoxcell_crypto.c                   | 34 ++++---
 drivers/crypto/qce/cipher.h                         |  3 +-
 drivers/crypto/qce/skcipher.c                       | 27 +++---
 drivers/crypto/sahara.c                             | 96 +++++++++-----------
 22 files changed, 254 insertions(+), 307 deletions(-)


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