Support of TLS processing in kernel

Ravichandra mynidiravichandra at
Thu Mar 9 09:47:20 UTC 2017

Hi Ben,
  I have looked at this paper. I couldn't find any patch or support being
added to FreeBSD kernel. Do you know if this implementation is done?


On Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 3:12 PM, Ben Woods <woodsb02 at> wrote:

> On Wed, 8 Mar 2017 at 7:03 pm, Ravichandra <mynidiravichandra at>
> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>   Recently some work is done by people at facebook about TLS processing in
>> kernel.
>> It is called as kernel TLS by them. A kernel patch for the same is
>> submitted on
>> linux kernel. I am trying to see something similar can be done for FreeBSD
>> too. I see
>> that stream parsing(strparsing module) support which is leveraged by this
>> kernel TLS
>> module is present in linux kernel and not in FreeBSD. This stream parsing
>> module
>> helps the kernel to custom parse the TCP data according to a application
>> layer protocol
>> requirement. Is there a way that helps to achieve the same in FreeBSD?
>> Thanks
>> Ravichandra
> Netflix have previously done TLS in the FreeBSD kernel.
> You can see their paper on it here:
> Regards,
> Ben
>> --
> --
> From: Benjamin Woods
> woodsb02 at

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