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authorStephan Mueller <smueller@chronox.de>2016-10-21 04:58:20 +0200
committerJonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>2016-12-13 16:38:06 -0700
commit8d23da22ac33be784451fb005cde300c09cdb19d (patch)
treeab2c7d35e7020be5e88a740760a205d057d9ab91 /include/crypto/kpp.h
parentc30c98d174e5ecbb5d70c7c92846d4d884f8b38a (diff)
downloadlinux-stericsson-8d23da22ac33be784451fb005cde300c09cdb19d.tar.gz
crypto: doc - add KPP documentation
Add the KPP API documentation to the kernel crypto API Sphinx documentation. This addition includes the documentation of the ECDH and DH helpers which are needed to create the approrpiate input data for the crypto_kpp_set_secret function. Signed-off-by: Stephan Mueller <smueller@chronox.de> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>
Diffstat (limited to 'include/crypto/kpp.h')
-rw-r--r--include/crypto/kpp.h15
1 files changed, 12 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/include/crypto/kpp.h b/include/crypto/kpp.h
index 30791f75c180..4307a2f2365f 100644
--- a/include/crypto/kpp.h
+++ b/include/crypto/kpp.h
@@ -71,7 +71,7 @@ struct crypto_kpp {
*
* @reqsize: Request context size required by algorithm
* implementation
- * @base Common crypto API algorithm data structure
+ * @base: Common crypto API algorithm data structure
*/
struct kpp_alg {
int (*set_secret)(struct crypto_kpp *tfm, void *buffer,
@@ -89,7 +89,7 @@ struct kpp_alg {
};
/**
- * DOC: Generic Key-agreement Protocol Primitevs API
+ * DOC: Generic Key-agreement Protocol Primitives API
*
* The KPP API is used with the algorithm type
* CRYPTO_ALG_TYPE_KPP (listed as type "kpp" in /proc/crypto)
@@ -264,6 +264,12 @@ struct kpp_secret {
* Function invokes the specific kpp operation for a given alg.
*
* @tfm: tfm handle
+ * @buffer: Buffer holding the packet representation of the private
+ * key. The structure of the packet key depends on the particular
+ * KPP implementation. Packing and unpacking helpers are provided
+ * for ECDH and DH (see the respective header files for those
+ * implementations).
+ * @len: Length of the packet private key buffer.
*
* Return: zero on success; error code in case of error
*/
@@ -279,7 +285,10 @@ static inline int crypto_kpp_set_secret(struct crypto_kpp *tfm, void *buffer,
* crypto_kpp_generate_public_key() - Invoke kpp operation
*
* Function invokes the specific kpp operation for generating the public part
- * for a given kpp algorithm
+ * for a given kpp algorithm.
+ *
+ * To generate a private key, the caller should use a random number generator.
+ * The output of the requested length serves as the private key.
*
* @req: kpp key request
*