adding crypto support to GENERIC

Sam Leffler sam at
Wed Nov 19 11:36:49 PST 2003

On Wednesday 19 November 2003 09:51 am, Steve Kargl wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 19, 2003 at 09:47:15AM -0800, Sam Leffler wrote:
> > I'd like to add the in-kernel crypto support to the GENERIC kernel
> > together with the hifn and ubsec drivers (not sure about the SafeNet
> > driver as those cards are not often encountered).  Doing this would
> > enable out-of-the-box h/w accelerated openssl on machines with h/w crypto
> > devices. This change would not affect the kernel on the floppy.  This
> > would be for the 5.2 release.
> >
> > Comments?
> What are the implications for individuals
> who live in countries that restrict access
> to crypto?

FWIW openbsd has shipped like this for a while and netbsd just switched over 
(but haven't shipped a system yet).  I think it's time for us to do this too 
as h/w crypto support is becoming more common.


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