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Wednesday, May 21 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Writing Drivers for the Linux Crypto Subsystem - Marek Vasut, DENX Software Engineering

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Security is one of the highlights of the Linux kernel and the Linux Crypto subsystem is one of the key components of this. The Linux Crypto subsystem is the middleman between the cryptographic hardware and the consumers of it's services throughout the Linux kernel. It is therefore utterly important for this layer to work correctly under all circumstances.

There are a few implementation details to the Crypto subsystem which can be rather confusing. In this talk, Marek will explain in detail how to write a driver for cryptographic hardware and make it play well with the Linux Crypto subsystem. He will point out the possible pitfalls and explain how to avoid those. In the end, Marek will outline which options are there for testing the new driver, both on the kernel side and the userland side.

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Marek Vašut

Contractor, DENX Software Engineering
I have been contracting for DENX Software Engineering for a couple of years now. My primary responsibility is designing and implementing customer specific functionality. One important aspect of my work is leveraging the benefits of working inside the mainline Linux, U-Boot and Yocto projects, explaining our customers the benefits of pushing the newly produced code back into mainline and effectively doing the contributions. I am therefore... Read More →


Wednesday May 21, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Orchid 1 & 2

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