OpenSSL with hifn(4) (cryptodev)

Doug White dwhite at
Tue Aug 3 11:16:58 PDT 2004

On Tue, 3 Aug 2004, Mike Tancsa wrote:

> At 08:41 AM 03/08/2004, Norikatsu Shigemura wrote:
> >Hi sam!
> >
> >         I have two Soekris vpn1401 crypto accelerator cards.  I installed
> >         these to 4-stable machine and 5-current machine.
> Hi,
>          Not all things are accelerated in openssl.  Also depending on the
> CPU you use, it wont be faster and might even be slower.  Where you really
> win is with concurrent jobs.  In our app, our backup server takes several
> ssh streams of dump and tar. The P4 2.4 keeps up just fine even when 50Mb/s
> of traffic is coming in with the card, but is too taxed without it.

Also, your app has to ask for the acceleration if they want it, by
requesting the 'cryptodev' engine.  And that requires OpenSSL 0.9.7, which
you probably have since the 'openssl engine' command exists.

nork, which app(s) are you trying to accelerate?

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