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authorDeclan Doherty <>2015-11-25 13:25:15 +0000
committerThomas Monjalon <>2015-11-25 19:18:04 +0100
commit924e84f87306caf675fe8ad424db827e2629ee47 (patch)
tree368635bd95d603d5631ca5b4e2a700a06d9ccad2 /config/common_bsdapp
parent1703e94ac5cee1014dcf4d6d9e72547a1e5aecaa (diff)
aesni_mb: add driver for multi buffer based crypto
This patch provides the initial implementation of the AES-NI multi-buffer based crypto poll mode driver using DPDK's new cryptodev framework. This PMD is dependent on Intel's multibuffer library, see the whitepaper "Fast Multi-buffer IPsec Implementations on IntelĀ® Architecture Processors", see ref 1 for details on the library's design and ref 2 to download the library itself. This initial implementation is limited to supporting the chained operations of "hash then cipher" or "cipher then hash" for the following cipher and hash algorithms: Cipher algorithms: - RTE_CRYPTO_CIPHER_AES_CBC (with 128-bit, 192-bit and 256-bit keys supported) Authentication algorithms: - RTE_CRYPTO_AUTH_SHA1_HMAC - RTE_CRYPTO_AUTH_SHA256_HMAC - RTE_CRYPTO_AUTH_SHA512_HMAC - RTE_CRYPTO_AUTH_AES_XCBC_MAC Important Note: Due to the fact that the multi-buffer library is designed for accelerating IPsec crypto operation, the digest's generated for the HMAC functions are truncated to lengths specified by IPsec RFC's, ie RFC2404 for using HMAC-SHA-1 with IPsec specifies that the digest is truncate from 20 to 12 bytes. Build instructions: To build DPDK with the AESNI_MB_PMD the user is required to download (ref 2) and compile the multi-buffer library on there system before building DPDK. The environmental variable AESNI_MULTI_BUFFER_LIB_PATH must be exported with the path where you extracted and built the multi buffer library and finally set CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_PMD_AESNI_MB=y in config/common_linuxapp. Current status: It's doesn't support crypto operation across chained mbufs, or cipher only or hash only operations. ref 1: ref 2: Signed-off-by: Declan Doherty <> Acked-by: Sergio Gonzalez Monroy <>
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+# Compile PMD for AESNI backed device
# Compile librte_ring