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IOCryptoAcceleratorFamily

Postby scknight » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:52 pm

I'm looking through all the kext dependencies on macOS 10.14.2 and I noticed that the AppleKeyStore.kext has a dependency of com.apple.iokit.IOCryptoAcceleratorFamily. I can't seem to find a kext that provides that or even an entry for that from kextstat.

Does anyone know what it is or what provides it?
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Re: IOCryptoAcceleratorFamily

Postby morpheus » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:39 am

That's because you should be looking at <key>OSBundleLibraries_x86_64</key>, not <key>OSBundleLibraries</key>, not <key>OSBundleLibraries</key>. CryptoAccelFamily is on *OS systems (not MacOS), to access the embedded encryption processor.

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jtool2 -k ~/Downloads/kernelcache.release.iphone10 | grep Crypto
0xfffffff005b17180:com.apple.iokit.IOCryptoAcceleratorFamily



(And thank you! I just made a note about the _x86_64 variant in the kext chapter of Volume II! :-) )
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Re: IOCryptoAcceleratorFamily

Postby TheDarkKnight » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:56 am

Hi J,

As you know me, you won't be surprised that I'm just going to point out a typo in that section!
Where you've written "If an architecture variant key exist alongside...." - should be "... exists alongside... " !

All the best and looking forward to the final book ;O)
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Re: IOCryptoAcceleratorFamily

Postby scknight » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:45 pm

Thanks J!

I was trying to pull out a list of all kexts and their dependencies. The end result is this fancy image

https://knight.sc/images/sharing-code-in-kexts-1.png

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