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Re: [PATCH] use libcrypto routines in gnulib

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: Re: [PATCH] use libcrypto routines in gnulib
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2013 22:13:15 +0000
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On 12/16/2013 09:27 PM, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
> address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) skribis:
>> Pádraig Brady <address@hidden> skribis:
>>> The speed of md5 and sha* hashes has lagged a bit in gnulib.
>>> So to address that and to take advantage of the architecture
>>> specific assembly used in libcrypto, the attached gnulib patch
>>> allows projects to configure --with-openssl to use that if
>>> available or fall back to the existing internal routines.
>> Any idea how libcrypto compares to what libgcrypt and Nettle provide?
> More on this topic (from the libgcrypt 1.6 announcement):
>   http://blog.gnupg.org/20131215-gcrypt-bench.html

Thanks for the info.
A good improvement.
Pity openssl wasn't looped into the hash benchmarks


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