APPLIED: [PATCH][Cosmic] UBUNTU: [Config] Disable the Speck cipher

Seth Forshee seth.forshee at
Thu Aug 23 20:00:47 UTC 2018

On Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 07:39:28PM +0000, Tyler Hicks wrote:
> The Speck cipher was introduced upstream in v4.17 as a block cipher to
> use for encrypting data at rest in low powered mobile devices. The
> authors then decided to not use Speck and have since given their
> blessing to remove the cipher since there are no other known users. The
> cipher itself is controversial to some people due to its origin.
> Disable it in Ubuntu due to the controversy surrounding Speck, the lack
> of kernel code that makes use of it, and its likely eventual removal
> from the upstream tree.
> Signed-off-by: Tyler Hicks <tyhicks at>

Applied to cosmic/master-next, with adjustments to the abi file paths.

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