Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#4526 closed enhancement (implemented)

Use OpenSSL 1.0.0's counter-mode code

Reported by: nickm Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone: Tor: 0.2.3.x-final
Component: Core Tor/Tor Version:
Severity: Keywords: tor-relay
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OpenSSL 1.0.0 has a counter-mode implementation that seems faster than ours. Let's do benchmarks to make sure, and use it (if possible). If not, let's clone it or at least adopt its good ideas.

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comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by nickm

Status: newneeds_review

See commit 236219f0972e44 in my branch more_aes_hackery. (The branch also has a fix for #4525 .)

On an unaccelerated platform, this seems to help our AES-CTR performance by about 7%; it should probably make an even bigger difference with AES acceleration turned on.

(Yes, that is *total* AES-CTR performance, including both the AES and the CTR.)

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by nickm

Resolution: implemented
Status: needs_reviewclosed

Tested more, cleaned up, squashed some commeits. This (and #4525) are an even bigger win on less beefy platforms. On my cute little atom laptop, they make the cell_aes benchmark run 15-20% faster.

Merging as threatened.

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by nickm

Keywords: tor-relay added

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by nickm

Component: Tor RelayTor
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