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Data Fields
psa_drv_se_context_t Struct Reference

Driver context structure. More...

#include <crypto_se_driver.h>

Data Fields

const void *const persistent_data
 A read-only pointer to the driver's persistent data. More...
const size_t persistent_data_size
 The size of persistent_data in bytes. More...
uintptr_t transient_data
 Driver transient data. More...

Detailed Description

Driver context structure.

Driver functions receive a pointer to this structure. Each registered driver has one instance of this structure.

Implementations must include the fields specified here and may include other fields.

Definition at line 55 of file crypto_se_driver.h.

Field Documentation

const void* const persistent_data

A read-only pointer to the driver's persistent data.

Drivers typically use this persistent data to keep track of which slot numbers are available. This is only a guideline: drivers may use the persistent data for any purpose, keeping in mind the restrictions on when the persistent data is saved to storage: the persistent data is only saved after calling certain functions that receive a writable pointer to the persistent data.

The core allocates a memory buffer for the persistent data. The pointer is guaranteed to be suitably aligned for any data type, like a pointer returned by malloc (but the core can use any method to allocate the buffer, not necessarily malloc).

The size of this buffer is in the persistent_data_size field of this structure.

Before the driver is initialized for the first time, the content of the persistent data is all-bits-zero. After a driver upgrade, if the size of the persistent data has increased, the original data is padded on the right with zeros; if the size has decreased, the original data is truncated to the new size.

This pointer is to read-only data. Only a few driver functions are allowed to modify the persistent data. These functions receive a writable pointer. These functions are:

The PSA Cryptography core saves the persistent data from one session to the next. It does this before returning from API functions that call a driver method that is allowed to modify the persistent data, specifically:

Definition at line 100 of file crypto_se_driver.h.

const size_t persistent_data_size

The size of persistent_data in bytes.

This is always equal to the value of the persistent_data_size field of the psa_drv_se_t structure when the driver is registered.

Definition at line 107 of file crypto_se_driver.h.

uintptr_t transient_data

Driver transient data.

The core initializes this value to 0 and does not read or modify it afterwards. The driver may store whatever it wants in this field.

Definition at line 114 of file crypto_se_driver.h.

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