Subject: Issue 91 of the NetBSD CVS Digest is out.
To: None <>
From: Mark Kirby <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/18/2007 09:33:33
This week:

Add an opencrypto provider for the AES xcrypt instructions found on VIA C5P
and later cores, (part of the VIA PadLock
security engine). Ported from OpenBSD.[Daniel de Kok]

 From the VIA site:

The VIA PadLock Security Engine is a hardware based security 
technology that provides the latest military-grade encryption 
and protection with the world's fastest x86 security engine.

  You can find out more at VIA's site.

Addition of librefuse by Alistair Crooks. librefuse allows us to use FUSE
userland filesystems on NetBSD by using puffs.

  From the FUSE website:
 With FUSE it is possible to implement a fully functional filesystem in a
userspace program.

 Features include:

<ul style="color: #0E691C;">
  * Simple library API
  * Simple installation (no need to patch or recompile the kernel)
  * Secure implementation
  * Userspace - kernel interface is very efficient
  * Usable by non privileged users
  * Runs on Linux kernels 2.4.X and 2.6.X
  * Has proven very stable over time
  FUSE was originally developed to support AVFS but it has since became a
separate project.  Now quite a few other projects are using it. Implementing
a filesystem is simple, a hello world filesystem is less than a 100 lines

librefuse is currently able to run the hello world example.


 gcc-4.1.2. [Simon Schubert]

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