WireGuard to port to existing Crypto API

Toke Høiland-Jørgensen toke at toke.dk
Tue Nov 19 17:07:17 CET 2019

"Jason A. Donenfeld" <Jason at zx2c4.com> writes:

> Hey folks,
> Small update on this thread: it turns out that at the same time as I
> was stepping toward compromising and using the old crypto API here
> with this thread, other kernel developers were interested in
> compromising to upstream some aspects of Zinc. The result is that
> everybody took constructive steps toward each other, and the first
> part of Zinc has been merged:
> https://lore.kernel.org/linux-crypto/CAHmME9rxGp439vNYECm85bgibkVyrN7Qc+5v3r8QBmBXPZM=Dg@mail.gmail.com/
> It's not called "Zinc" any more, and some of the design decisions I
> liked aren't there, but I think the lion's share of what we were after
> is there, and a few other pieces should be possible to upstream one at
> a time.
> These steps forward should unlock WireGuard upstreaming, which I
> expect to get rolling again soon. WireGuard is probably mostly okay,
> but I still do anticipate review with lots of feedback to incorporate,
> since now there's more impetus for people to take the patch submission
> seriously. I'll keep this list updated as we move forward.

This is great news! I'll keep by eyes peeled for the wireguard
submission. Do note that net-next closes during the merge window,
though, so you'll probably have to wait until after 5.5-rc1 is out the
door to submit that (and so we'll get Wireguard with Linux 5.6).


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