security/openssl speed issues

Ollivier Robert roberto at
Tue Aug 27 17:36:03 UTC 2013

According to John-Mark Gurney:
> As far as I can tell, 1.0.1e doesn't properly detect AES-NI and uses
> these instructions when present, and cryptodev usage doesn't work, and
> doesn't warn when it fails...
> My own program that tests cryptodev out performs openssl because of
> this..

Yeah, that seems the second issue, the first one being that even with aesni/cryptodev out of the picture, 1.0.1 is still slower than 0.9.8...

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