Reg missing rc4-ia64.pl in openssl 1.1.1
Michael.Wojcik at microfocus.com
Thu May 30 00:10:27 UTC 2019
> From: openssl-users [mailto:openssl-users-bounces at openssl.org] On Behalf Of J. J. Farrell
> Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 15:02
> On 29/05/2019 18:39, ramakrushna mishra wrote:
>> In Openssl 1.1.1, the file "rc4-ia64.pl" is missing. This cause degradation of
>> performance on AIX. ...
> The AIX port to Itanium was never released as a product, and was abandoned
> altogether in 2002; I'm surprised that a degradation of performance on it
> matters to anyone.
What, no love for unobtainable archaic platforms?
Personally, I'm bemoaning the lack of a rc4-romp.pl for AIX 2 on my RT PC. And the shocking lack of assembly modules for the PDP-11.
In all seriousness: It's pretty cool that OpenSSL still includes assembly modules for what are now rather niche architectures such as MIPS and PA-RISC. And in case all this is too convoluted for the OP, rc4-ia64.pl doesn't apply to extant AIX systems, which are all some variant of POWER, not IA64.
(OK, somewhere someone probably has one of the other AIX variants running - AIX/390 might be the last non-POWER AIX to die, if I had to bet. But probably not AIX IA64.)
Distinguished Engineer, Micro Focus
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