cvs commit: src/sys/conf files.i386 src/sys/dev/glxsb glxsb.c glxsb.h glxsb_hash.c src/sys/i386/conf NOTES src/sys/modules Makefile src/sys/modules/glxsb Makefile

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Sat Aug 9 16:10:45 UTC 2008

In message <200808091453.m79ErIuP092318 at>, Philip Paeps writ
>philip      2008-08-09 14:52:31 UTC

>  Add glxsb(4) driver for the Security Block in AMD Geode LX processors (as
>  found in Soekris hardware, for instance).  The hardware supports acceleration
>  of AES-128-CBC accessible through crypto(4) and supplies entropy to random(4).
>  TODO:
>      o Implement rndtest(4) support

Just for the record:  I think it is important that we have a test-program
that checks that these hardware assisted crypto algorithms actually
do the right thing.

I would really hate if people found out that they had been using
the ROT52 algorithm due to some silly bug we don't notice along the

It doesn't have to be very advanced, just run a couple of the standard
test-vectors to see that the result is correct.

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