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- Mar 27 2017, 4:47 PM (234 w, 5 d)
Jun 5 2020
Please see  appendix F - I tested it more or less on all major CPUs, small
and large, old and new:
Sep 7 2018
Apologies for not having read all comments in this long thread. I was asked to comment on the patch, so here is my comment:
Aug 1 2017
Andre, you are talking about changing compliance requirements and then be able to recover your old data via "legacy" mode. This is a valid argument. But if you need it you will not operate compliant and should disable the compliance mode. That was the agreement during the customer meeting.
Jun 17 2016
Sep 7 2014
The patch v10 should now cover all change requests from Werner as documented in
However, I am not fully sure about the interface yet: the GCRY_DRBG_REINIT is
now solely limited to normal DRBG use. I do not see how that can be merged to
existing random interfaces.
The CAVS test interface is now isolated to the control value 75 similarly to the
X9.31 testing approach. However, the current approach triggers a compile time
warning about the undefined enum 75.
See  in libgcrypt/test/ for a test application that uses the DRBG in normal
mode and in CAVS test mode -- search for gcry_control.
- 32 / 64 bit
- CAVS testing on both arches
- brief stess testing by creating 200 MB of data and checking it with ent to see
that the output function is not broken
Sep 3 2014
re GPL: will do
re one patch: will do
I will make also the requested code changes. Though, the indentation makes me
wonder. As I am not used to this indentation, I used the help of indent wit the
following command as specified on the GNU home page: indent -nbad -bap -nbc -bbo
-bl -bli2 -bls -ncdb -nce -cp1 -cs -di2 -ndj -nfc1 -nfca -hnl -i2 -ip5 -lp -pcs
-psl -nsc -nsob. Now, what is wrong with the indentation?
Re reusing the API: I am wondering where I do not reuse the API? The normal
usage is via the gcry_randomize function. The external hook is used for:
- changing the type of DRBG (note, the code implements many random number
- allowing the use of the personalization string / additional info string (I
would not know how to use that with gcry_randomize.
- allow the CAVS testing to be performed.
If you have suggestions on how to cover that using existing APIs, I would be
very much interested in it.
Sep 2 2014
drbg_int2byte replaced by drbg_cpu_to_be32 and the use of be_bswap32
and be_bswap64 for converting an integer into a character string.
Besides performance increase, it fixes the conversion on 32 bit machines.
- on 64 and 32 bit
- CAVS on both arches
- sanity tests on 32 and 64 bit
Sep 1 2014
v8 does not compile on 32 bit
Update of the entire patch set to version 8:
Fix the functions drbg_max_addtl, and drbg_max_requests to not overflow
size_t in 32 bit. Furthermore, the per-DRBG option for maximum requests,
maximum request bits and maximum length of additional information is removed
in favor of a global setting. The change only affects drbg.c
Note: only the patch 0001 is changed compared to version 7 of the patch set.
Aug 28 2014
On 32 bit, a problem was just discovered in the kernel development branch: see
discussion in https://lkml.org/lkml/2014/8/26/59.
The base line is that the bit shift in drbg_max_addtl and drbg_max_requests are
stored in a size_t which is 32 bit on 32 bit machines. Yet, the bit shift is
larger than 32 bit. It will be fixed in the next installment of the patch.