Subject: Re: crypto library speed improvements
To: Jason R Thorpe <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: current-users
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.