[openssl-project] Removing assembler for outdated algorithms
levitte at openssl.org
Sun Feb 11 19:25:10 UTC 2018
"Salz, Rich" <rsalz at akamai.com> skrev: (11 februari 2018 14:07:13 CET)
>> Those same systems will probably not have the newest OpenSSL
> and OpenSSH on those machines will certainly not be linked with a
> newer OpenSSL...
>I apologize for not being clear enough.
>I do not want to remove any of those algorithms. I just want to remove
>10,000 lines of assembler version and just have the C code. I want to
>do that for safety and maintainability and because they do not justify
>the burden -- ON US -- to keep hand-tuned assembler that only one,
>maybe two, people understand.
I'm worried that the number could go down to zero some day. I do see the benefits with the assembly code and personally find then justifiable enough to try and learn.
(side note: I've just started compiling the ia64 code on VMS. It currently bombs for reasons I haven't fathomed yet, but am thinking it's a pointer size thing... It's about the quirkiest assembly I've seen, but I'm hell bent to get through it)
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