[Pkg-dpdk-devel] Bug#886150: Bug#886150: Please enable OpenSSL crypto driver

Dmitry Eremin-Solenikov dbaryshkov at gmail.com
Tue Jan 30 22:43:34 UTC 2018


2018-01-04 18:22 GMT+03:00 Christian Ehrhardt
<christian.ehrhardt at canonical.com>:
> On Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 6:26 PM, Dmitry Eremin-Solenikov
> <dbaryshkov at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Source: dpdk
>> Version: 17.11-3
>> Severity: wishlist
>> Hello,
>> Could you please enable CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_PMD_OPENSSL (Software backed
>> crypto driver). It will make it possible to use DPDK crypto
>> transformations without actual hardware support).
> there are certain constraints applying.
> 1. none of the DEB_DPDK maintainers has used this so it would be great
> if you could provide a set of testcases to ensure things work.

Hmm. I think usual crypto test cases should work.

> 2. furthermore we learned (the hard way) that enabling non default
> enabled drivers break us often.
>     This is due to them being exposed to way less testing and verification.

OpenSSL PMD driver is regularly used on our project (ODP). It is supported
by upstream, we never had any issues.

> 3. Also we here have the special case that if possible it has to work
> with openssl 1.0 (Ubuntu) AND 1.1 (Debian)
>     According to the docs currently it does only the former.

I will try patching latest DPDK to support SSL 1.0. Does Ubuntu have any
timeline for migrating to SSL 1.1.

With best wishes

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