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..

Monday Mar 20, 2006

Malaysia GP: Renault's v8 shines

It was pretty obvious who the class of the field was in Malaysia. The Ferrari really was not a factor with 3 engine changes for the team. Renault showed their stuff on sunday with a perfect v8 run on their second race. Fisi's engine didn't have as many miles on it with his mapping problems in Bahrain; nevertheless, they both made it home. I don't list their success as a surprise because half of me expected them to do well, the other half hoped they wouldn't for competition sake.

With all the mixup in the field because of so many engine changes, one would expect a lot of passing, and it probably happened. But I didn't get that feeling from the F1 feed on Speed TV. To me, the coverage was focused on the front of the grid and I didn't know what was happening elsewhere. F1 suffers from letting the world feed being produced by the country they race in. It sometimes, like Malaysia, is less than spectacular.

Suprises

  • 1 Mercades engine:
  • Although Kimi didn't last long in the race, Montoya's Mercedes made it 2 races.
  • Toyota:
  • Perhaps I shouldn't be surprised they did well, but after sucking so bad in Bahrain, it looking bad in qualifying, it was surprised they were 7th & 8th.

    Disappointment

  • Williams:
  • After such a good result in Barhain, Nico's Cosworth blewup and Webber suffered hydraulic leakes.
  • Rubens again:
  • Button did well again, and Rubens didn not.. It's early for him yet, but I'd like to see him have some success and show he is better than Button.
  • Red Bull:
  • They are starting to look more like Jaguar-F1 everyday.
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