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CONFIG_PKEY: Kernel API for protected key handling

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The Linux kernel configuration item CONFIG_PKEY:

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With this option enabled the pkey kernel module provides an API for creation and handling of protected keys. Other parts of the kernel or userspace applications may use these functions.

Select this option if you want to enable the kernel and userspace API for proteced key handling.

Please note that creation of protected keys from secure keys requires to have at least one CEX card in coprocessor mode available at runtime.

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