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

From: Simon Pickering S.G.Pickering at bath.ac.uk
Date: Mon Oct 8 12:22:45 EEST 2007
I was also wondering about this. Presumably it's also covered in the OMAP 2420
Technical reference manual that we mere mortals are not allowed to obtain ;) (I
asked Ti) 


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> [mailto:maemo-users-bounces at maemo.org] On Behalf Of 
> david.hagood at gmail.com
> Sent: 05 October 2007 15:30
> To: maemo-users at maemo.org
> Subject: Support for Crypto engine in OMAP/OMAP2 processors
> 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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