[Pkg-swan-devel] plugin aesni ?
corsac at debian.org
Mon Mar 14 15:51:14 UTC 2016
On lun., 2016-03-14 at 16:47 +0100, Arnaud Gavara wrote:
> In 5.3.1 Changelog:
> The new aesni plugin provides CBC, CTR, XCBC, CMAC, CCM and GCM crypto
> primitives for AES-128/192/256. The plugin requires AES-NI and PCLMULQDQ
> instructions and works on both x86 and x64 architectures. It provides
> superior crypto performance in userland without any external libraries.
> I don't think that aesni plugin is using libipsec, but perhaps I'm wrong.
It's the other way around. libipsec uses aesni plugin when needed. Read the
above paragraph, emphasis on *userland*. We don't build/use userland IPsec,
everything is done in the kernel.
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