Subject: crypto library speed improvements
To: None <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/31/2000 13:00:15
Hi folks...

I've added support for using the x86 assembly versions of Blowfish,
MD5, RMD160, and some of the BIGNUM routines (used by DSA and
RSA).  These improve performance of these algorithms significantly.

These are the easy ones -- the others will require more hacking, as
the assembly versions can't be used in PIC code for the others.  I'll
probably so some work on these, eventually.

I'll be requesting pullups for these for inclusion in NetBSD 1.5.


        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>