Subject: Re: Adding opencrypto, crypto acceelerator to GENERIC kernels?
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/18/2003 14:14:31
On Nov 18, 2003, at 1:31 PM, Jonathan Stone wrote:

> Barring some recent instability in AES, opencrypto is now stable, and
> has had several independent eyes look it over. I propose to add both
> opencrypto and the PCI-attached crypto accelerator drivers to the i386
> GENERIC kernel.

I agree -- please add it.

> Sometime about now, I'd like to add opencrypto (and hardware
> accelerators, where appropriate) to all platforms, but I dont have
> good access to non-i386 hardware for testing.  OTOH, features not
> added don't get exercised. I'd like to see stock NetBSD 2.0 kernels
> take advantage of hardware crpyto accelerators (if present), for
> OPenSSL, OpenSSH, Kerberos 5, usw.  fWhat's the general opinion on 
> that?

Please add it to all appropriate platforms.  You can always 
test-compile using

Thanks for working on this!

         -- Jason R. Thorpe <>