cryptodev HW (aesni) vs software

RW rwmaillists at
Fri Nov 20 19:29:25 UTC 2015

On Fri, 20 Nov 2015 20:03:25 +0200
Ivan Klymenko wrote:

> Hello everybody.
> What's happening?
> root at nonamehost:/ # openssl speed -evp aes-128-cbc -elapsed -engine
> cryptodev engine "cryptodev" set.

I'm not really sure what the actual question was,  but IIRC you
shouldn't load cryptodev if the CPU has AES-NI because it gets used by
default and it's faster to allow openssl to use AES-NI instructions

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