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Re: [Ltib] usage/intention of PKG_OPENSSL_WANT_SEC

From: Gernot Hillier
Subject: Re: [Ltib] usage/intention of PKG_OPENSSL_WANT_SEC
Date: Tue, 25 May 2010 14:23:50 +0200
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Am 25.05.2010 14:13, schrieb Stuart Hughes:
> You've got it about right.  IIRC at one point there was kernel assist
> for SEC hardware acceleration for just the "mcf547x_8x" (using the SEC
> block).
> The older openssl-0.9.7g.spec is still referenced by cobra5475 and
> mcf547x_8x, so it can't be removed.

I didn't want to have openssl-0.9.7g.spec removed, but only the
misleading CONFIG_PKG_OPENSSL_WANT_SEC from the general LTIB package

> I also think having the config available is a good thing as the plumbing
> is there if someone updates the .spec file to provide a general solution
> for using hardware SEC.

In theory yes (and probably, I'll even find myself implementing such a
feature one day), but for now, it's in my eyes much worse that it
silently does nothing w/o any warning for 97% of all platforms.

How about adding a comment like "This option is currently only
implemented for mcf547x_8x yet" to the option description to make things
clear to users of other platforms?

Gernot Hillier
Siemens AG, Corporate Technology, Program "Open Source Platforms"

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