Adding asymmetric key to keyring fails with "add_key: Bad message"

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  • While adding assymetric key to keyring below error message occurs

    # openssl pkcs8 -in test.key -topk8 -nocrypt -outform DER | keyctl padd asymmetric sme-tab1 @s
    add_key: Bad message


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 and below

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