Re: [BACKPORT 4.14.y v2 5/6] ppp: mppe: Revert "ppp: mppe: Add softdep to arc4"

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On Thu, Sep 05, 2019 at 11:10:45AM +0800, Baolin Wang wrote:
> From: Eric Biggers <ebiggers@xxxxxxxxxx>
> [Upstream commit 25a09ce79639a8775244808c17282c491cff89cf]
> Commit 0e5a610b5ca5 ("ppp: mppe: switch to RC4 library interface"),
> which was merged through the crypto tree for v5.3, changed ppp_mppe.c to
> use the new arc4_crypt() library function rather than access RC4 through
> the dynamic crypto_skcipher API.
> Meanwhile commit aad1dcc4f011 ("ppp: mppe: Add softdep to arc4") was
> merged through the net tree and added a module soft-dependency on "arc4".
> The latter commit no longer makes sense because the code now uses the
> "libarc4" module rather than "arc4", and also due to the direct use of
> arc4_crypt(), no module soft-dependency is required.
> So revert the latter commit.
> Cc: Takashi Iwai <tiwai@xxxxxxx>
> Cc: Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Eric Biggers <ebiggers@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Baolin Wang <>
> ---
>  drivers/net/ppp/ppp_mppe.c |    1 -
>  1 file changed, 1 deletion(-)
> diff --git a/drivers/net/ppp/ppp_mppe.c b/drivers/net/ppp/ppp_mppe.c
> index d9eda7c..6c7fd98 100644
> --- a/drivers/net/ppp/ppp_mppe.c
> +++ b/drivers/net/ppp/ppp_mppe.c
> @@ -63,7 +63,6 @@
>  MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Point-to-Point Protocol Microsoft Point-to-Point Encryption support");
>  MODULE_ALIAS("ppp-compress-" __stringify(CI_MPPE));
> -MODULE_SOFTDEP("pre: arc4");

Why is this being backported?  This revert was only needed because of a
different patch that was merged in v5.3, as I explained in the commit message.

- Eric

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