Subject: Re: crypto library speed improvements
To: Jason R Thorpe <email@example.com>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/31/2000 17:27:11
On Mon, Jul 31, 2000 at 01:00:15PM -0700, Jason R Thorpe wrote:
> 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.
How significantly? I found the assembly version of Blowfish to be
slightly, but repeatably, slower on my AMD processors and on my Celerons.