Refactor ChaCha20-Poly1305 AEAD nonce handling.

This change reduces unnecessary copying and makes the pre-RFC-7539
nonces 96 bits just like the AES-GCM, AES-CCM, and RFC 7539
ChaCha20-Poly1305 cipher suites. Also, all the symbols related to
the pre-RFC-7539 cipher suites now have "_OLD" appended, in
preparation for adding the RFC 7539 variants.

Change-Id: I1f85bd825b383c3134df0b6214266069ded029ae
Reviewed-by: Adam Langley <>
8 files changed
tree: dcba9025f07ba4d5fa83be6acd0f109b8fa42d4a
  1. crypto/
  2. decrepit/
  3. include/
  4. ssl/
  5. tool/
  6. util/
  7. .clang-format
  8. .gitignore
  10. CMakeLists.txt
  11. codereview.settings


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