[Soekris] HiFn chip and compression...

Dries Schellekens gwyllion at ace.ulyssis.org
Wed Apr 9 21:42:46 UTC 2003


On Wed, 9 Apr 2003, Michael Sierchio wrote:

> Christopher R. Hertel wrote:
> > This may be off-topic...
> >
> > Does the HiFn chip that Soren uses provide any compression/decompression
> > boost (in addition to encryption)?  If so, are there any libraries that
> > take advantage of it?
>
> Yes. No.

OpenBSD support compression inside its crypto framework. It can only be
used to accelerate IPComp; while userland applications using OpenSSL can
use the crypto acceleration, this is not possible for compression yet.


Cheers,

Dries
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