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

Kurt Roeckx kurt at roeckx.be
Wed Nov 18 18:52:38 UTC 2009

On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 06:26:51PM +0100, C. Dominik Bodi wrote:
> 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.

What is the output of "openssl engine padlock"?

> 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.

As far as I know, it should be using the engine by default
and the kernel doesn't have any effect on it.  But I'm not
really sure about this, and don't have anything to test
this on.

Also see bug #368476 and #345656.


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