[Pkg-openssl-devel] Bug#556968: libssl: please enable padlock engine for libssl on amd64

C. Dominik Bodi dominik.bodi at gmx.de
Wed Nov 18 17:26:51 UTC 2009

Package: libssl0.9.8
Version: 0.9.8k-6
Severity: wishlist
File: libssl

checking the output of "openssl engine" and "openssl engine padlock"
it seems the padlock engine is not enabled for amd64, yet. Kernel
2.6.31 finally enables support for the padlock engine on amd64, thus
padlock extensions on the VIA Nano CPU can be used for dm-crypt etc.
Furthermore, rngd supports the VIA Nano CPU's hardware random number
generator, as well.

It would be nice if openssl would be enabled to use the padlock
extensions for amd64, as well. This would likely accelerate quite a
few applications relying on openssl and libssl.

Dominik Bodi

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages libssl0.9.8 depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]  1.5.28            Debian configuration management sy
ii  libc6                  2.10.1-7          GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  zlib1g                 1: compression library - runtime

libssl0.9.8 recommends no packages.

libssl0.9.8 suggests no packages.

-- debconf information excluded

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