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[20.03] boot.initrd.luks: remove x86_64/i586 AES modules #85075

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Emantor commented Apr 12, 2020

Commit 1d2c3279311e4f03fcf164e1366f2fda9f4bfccf in the upstream kernel
repository removed support for the scalar x86_64 and i586 AES
assembly implementations, since the generic AES implementation generated
by the compiler is faster for both platforms. Remove the modules from
the cryptoModules list. This causes a regression for kernel versions
>=5.4 which include the removal. This should have no negative impact on
AES performance on older kernels since the generic implementation should
be faster there as well since the implementation was hardly touched from
its initial submission.

Backport of #85074

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  • Tested using sandboxing (nix.useSandbox on NixOS, or option sandbox in nix.conf on non-NixOS linux)
  • Built on platform(s)
    • NixOS
    • macOS
    • other Linux distributions
  • Tested via one or more NixOS test(s) if existing and applicable for the change (look inside nixos/tests)
  • Tested compilation of all pkgs that depend on this change using nix-shell -p nixpkgs-review --run "nixpkgs-review wip"
  • Tested execution of all binary files (usually in ./result/bin/)
  • Determined the impact on package closure size (by running nix path-info -S before and after)
  • Ensured that relevant documentation is up to date
  • Fits CONTRIBUTING.md.
Commit 1d2c3279311e4f03fcf164e1366f2fda9f4bfccf in the upstream kernel
repository removed support for the scalar x86_64 and i586 AES
assembly implementations, since the generic AES implementation generated
by the compiler is faster for both platforms. Remove the modules from
the cryptoModules list. This causes a regression for kernel versions
>=5.4 which include the removal. This should have no negative impact on
AES performance on older kernels since the generic implementation should
be faster there as well since the implementation was hardly touched from
its initial submission.

Fixes #84842
@Emantor Emantor force-pushed the Emantor:backport/kernel_crypto_module branch from 25f3834 to b687933 Aug 1, 2020
@Emantor Emantor changed the base branch from release-20.03 to nixos-20.03 Aug 1, 2020
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Emantor commented Aug 1, 2020

@fpletz this is the stable backport for #85074

@Emantor Emantor closed this Sep 16, 2020
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