Re: [RFD] optimized versions of openssl
Goswin Brederlow <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Christoph Martin <email@example.com> writes:
> > The idea is to have a standard libssl0.9.6 package with no
> > optimisation and some optional packages like libssl0.9.6-i686 or
> > libssl0.9.6-k7 which can replace libssl0.9.6.
> In general don't do that. On a case by case basis, if the package in
> question uses a lot of cpu time, as cryptography does, and is greatly
> speed up go ahead and make such packages. The speedup should be weigth
> against the extra work and space needed to achieve it.
The speedup between 386 and 486 code is a factor of 2 !!
On sparc compilation with optimisation for sparcv8 gives a speed up of
factor 8 !!
Christoph Martin, EDV der Verwaltung, Uni-Mainz, Germany