Review of AEAD Encryption API Project; concluding December 5, 2008

Nicolas Williams Nicolas.Williams at
Mon Dec 1 14:43:24 EST 2008

On Mon, Dec 01, 2008 at 02:40:19PM -0500, Sam Hartman wrote:
> I don't think stream buffers would be useful in the rddp case: rddp
> has fairly strong information about the data layout.

Think of NFSv4-like COMPOUND above RDDP.  A COMPOUND could have two bulk
data operations interspersed with other operations.

> It makes the stream code significantly easier if it only has to deal
> with one stream buffer.  So my belief is that this is not worth the
> code complexity.  Based on a couple of wrong turns we made with
> handling padding, I think I have good handle on exactly how much
> complexity is introduced by supporting more buffers than is required.

I understand that, but please don't paint yourselves into a corner on


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