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Re: [alpine-devel] OpenSSL / OpenVPN Cryptodev support

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Date: Wed, 07 May 2014 19:27:58 +0200

Hi Tiger,

Thanks having taken the time to answer.

It's true the geode-aes only provides encryption till AES-128.
Doesn't matter anyway if it doesnt provide less CPU usage.



Le 2014-05-07 17:14, Der Tiger a écrit :
> Hi Nicolas,
> I'm successfully using Voyage Linux {1} on my Alix boards, which has
> been specially fitted to support all PcEngines boards including the AES
> modules in AMD Geode CPUs. Maybe you can find hints in a test set-up of
> Voyage on your Alix board.
> By the way, in my experience the Geode AES module didn't significantly
> enhance the performance of OpenVPN or reduce CPU load. AFAIR, enabling
> the AES module came with some limitations regarding the AES encryption,
> but I can't remember what exact limitations there occurred (possibly
> the
> bit size of the encryption or frame length). Anyway, I found the AES
> module not to be very helpful in my case.
> Sorry, I can't offer any real advice, Tiger
> {1}

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