What is cryptosoft0?

Ulrich Spoerlein uspoerlein at gmail.com
Wed Aug 6 20:12:42 UTC 2008


today I discovered the following dmesg line on my laptop:

cryptosoft0: <software crypto> on motherboard

and I've not seen this one before, so: what is cryptosoft and should I

I could imagine it's a pseudo-device by crypto(9) so the API is the same
whether crypto hardware is installed or not.

Anyway, I think a manpage link/update would be in order:

% man -k cryptosoft
cryptosoft: nothing appropriate

Ulrich Spoerlein
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool,
than to speak, and remove all doubt.

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