FAST_IPSEC on EMT64 / AMD64
mv at roq.com
Sun Sep 11 18:57:01 PDT 2005
I am getting a Intel Xeon based EMT64 server as a gateway that may in
the future do some VPN,
I wondered if the EMT64 servers could run FAST_IPSEC under AMD64 FreeBSD.
With these options below compiled into the kernel I was able to boot
FreeBSD with no panics if I booted into single user mode and then just
did 'exit' to go back to regular boot, otherwise it would panic as if
it was an AMD64 CPU.
I read on one post earlier back that this problem with AMD64 and
FAST_IPSEC isn't with the code but with a bug in the AMD64 CPU so I
figured maybe such a bug doesn't exist on Intels EMT64.
Has any one else tried this? I was wondering if I would have more luck
if I tried 6.0
Otherwise might put i386 FreeBSD on instead or test with regular
'options IPSEC', but its a shame I can't get that extra bit of speed out
of the machine running AMD64.
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