kcapi_aead_stream_init_enc - Man Page

start an encryption operation (stream)

Synopsis

int32_t kcapi_aead_stream_init_enc(struct kcapi_handle * handle, const uint8_t * iv, struct iovec * iov, uint32_t iovlen);

Arguments

handle

[in] cipher handle

iv

[in] IV to be used for cipher operation

iov

[in] scatter/gather list with data to be encrypted. This is the pointer to the first iov entry if an array of iov entries is supplied. See sendmsg(2) for details on how iov is to be used. This pointer may be NULL if no data to be encrypted is available at the point of the call.

iovlen

[in] number of scatter/gather list elements. If iov is NULL, this value must be zero.

Description

A stream encryption operation is started with this call. Multiple successive kcapi_aead_stream_update function calls can be invoked to send more plaintext data to be encrypted. The kernel buffers the input until kcapi_aead_stream_op picks up the encrypted data. Once plaintext is encrypted during the kcapi_aead_stream_op it is removed from the kernel buffer.

Note, unlike the corresponding symmetric cipher API, the function calls of kcapi_aead_stream_update and kcapi_aead_stream_op cannot be mixed! This due to the nature of AEAD where the cipher operation ensures the integrity of the entire data (decryption) or calculates a message digest over the entire data (encryption).

When using the stream API, the caller must ensure that data is sent in the correct order (regardless whether data is sent in multiple chunks using kcapi_aead_stream_init_enc or kcapi_cipher_stream_update): (i) the complete associated data must be provided, followed by (ii) the plaintext.

The IV buffer must be exactly kcapi_cipher_ivsize bytes in size.

return number of bytes sent to the kernel upon success; a negative errno-style error code if an error occurred

Author

Stephan Mueller <smueller@chronox.de>

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Info

August 2020 libkcapi Manual 1.2.0 Programming Interface