OTC VOTE: EVP init functions and the provider interface

Matt Caswell matt at openssl.org
Tue Mar 9 17:22:09 UTC 2021

This is related to the discussion in PR #14383. It has already been 
decided to add OSSL_PARAM arrays as an argument to the various EVP 
"init" functions. During the implementation of that there were differing 
views about whether this same change should be reflected in the 
core<->provider interface, i.e. so that the provider init functions 
would also take OSSL_PARAM arrays. The alternative was to have the 
libcrypto implementation of the init functions call the provider init 
and the provider set_params calls separately.


On 09/03/2021 17:07, Kurt Roeckx wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 09, 2021 at 10:25:50AM +0000, Matt Caswell wrote:
>> topic: EVP init functions take an OSSL_PARAM array to set parameters and
>> this
>>         should be reflected in the equivalent provider interface.
> I need more information than the vote text to be able to vote on
> this.
> Kurt

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