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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:20 am    Post subject: encryption hardware acceleration for ARM,Geode, others Reply with quote

Although there doesn't seem to be a lot of interest in it, judging from the posts (last one was 2 years ago), ARM & Geode embedded devices seem to benefit greatly from installing cryptodev.
It's easy enough to install by hand, but that becomes a nuisance with kernel upgrades, as it must be reinstalled just like any kernel module.
Although I've just installed it in Funtoo, I have used it for a couple of years on my embedded device with a different binary distro. Not only does it apparently encrypt/decrypt MUCH faster, but it also lightens the load on the cpu drastically from tests I have seen others do, important with these puny, but mighty things.
As I use vanilla-sources, new kernels, well, they come often. In anticipation of this I wrote an ebuild that automates things and as a side-benefit, installs it the Funtoo/Gentoo way. Grabs the latest version from Git and has been working great so far.
If you are interested, you can find it all at: https://github.com/yuyuyak/cryptodev-funtoo-gentoo-ebuild
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