[maemo-users] Support for Crypto engine in OMAP/OMAP2 processors

From: david.hagood at gmail.com david.hagood at gmail.com
Date: Fri Oct 5 17:30:16 EEST 2007
Does anybody know if any work is being done to make the crypto engine in
the OMAP/OMAP2 processors available under Linux?

Last night I was copying a bunch of files into my N800 via SFTP, and
noticed that SSHD was burning over 60% of the CPU doing the crypto. (yes,
I could have used other means to do the copy e.g. USB, but using SFTP over
the wifi link is easier as I can simply drag&drop from Nautilus without
having to get the N800 and bring it into the computer room.)

If the crypto engine could be made available as a kernel device, with
appropriate libraries to make it handle SSL, that would greatly improve
those sort of things.

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