[openssl-users] OpenSSL in Linux kernel

Viktor Dukhovni openssl-users at dukhovni.org
Thu Apr 21 21:07:23 UTC 2016

On Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 09:00:07PM +0000, Salz, Rich wrote:
> > Can SSL library be used in Linux kernel mode?
> The crypto libraries can, and are in some places, in the kernel.
> If you want to put the SSL/TLS protocol into the kernel, you will need to do some work, just as writing a BIO type that works in the kernel and perhaps malloc/free routines, probably some other stuff.
> That would be cool to see :)            

It might not be so simple.  The kernel is preemptable and must not
block.  libssl is not designed with the kernel in mind.


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