Tuesday Dec 04, 2007

ZFS Crypto CLI

Just recently I've released the design for the command line changes to enable encryption for ZFS. They can be found at:

http://opensolaris.org/os/project/zfs-crypto/phase1/cli-changes/

If you have comments, I encourage you to post them on zfscrypto-discuss@opensolaris.org, under the "ZFS Crypto CLI additions" thread.

With this nearly set, I can now stabilize the libzfs API and ioctl.

Sunday Oct 28, 2007

AES padding in the kernel

A recent requirement to the ZFS Crypto project is supporting AES CBC PAD in the kernel software provider of the Cryptographic Framework. This is the first algorithms supporting padding in the kernel. The code is now in the zfs-crypto-gate and will be part of OpenSolaris when the ZFS Crypto project integrates, but it's for all to see now.

The code is written with the idea any AES algorithm could have padding, but currently CBC has been the only one implemented and tested. Something else to look at is having softtoken to use this padding instead of it's own to eliminate code duplication.

As with any development code it may not be perfect just yet.. Unit testing has proved it functional for RAW and MBLK modes..

Tuesday May 09, 2006

European GP: Maybe there will be some competition!

Let's face it, no one likes the pass for the lead to be done in the pits, but that has been the way road racing works many times. Ferrari pulled it off and they have proven to me that San Marino wasn't a fluke like last year. Bridgestone seems to have a handle on the tire situation finally and the 248 is working well.

Renault I think has also come back to the pack a bit. Watching Fisi not on the podium when his car isn't in the garage shows that Alonso is getting the most out of the car. Sorry to say it Fisi, it doesn't matter how much Villeneuve held you up in qualifying, you ain't getting the most out of the car.

It was also good to see Massa get on the podium, Rubens in 5th, and Rosberg in 7th after starting last. Good drivers with hard luck getting a good result.

So what is up with Mclaren? The car is clearly not up to what it was last year. Despite Montoya's engine blow up this weekend, the Mercedes isn't blowing up nearly as much as it did last year. Seems odd that the new v8 and better reliability than the old v10. One can suspect they aren't pushing it as much this year.

For next race the question will be how well Michelin performs. The comments on the Speed TV broadcast mentioned they may have been suffering from tires that were not right for the temperature. Apparently Bridgestone figured that out, or guessed right.

Suprises

  • Ferrari keeping pace

  • Disappointments

  • Webber, how many hydraulics failures can one man have?
  • RedBull/Toro Rosso: 4 cars, 3 retirements
  • Same old story

  • Honda qualifies well, but falls back during the race.
  • Will someone get Super-Slow Aguri off the track or give them last years BAR chassis, this is ridiculous
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