Re: VIA C3 and C7 Padlock encryption hardware acceleration

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sin
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It would be nice to support VIA C3 and C7 Padlock encryption hardware acceleration which is fully opensourced:
http://www.via.com.tw/en/initiatives/padlock/hardware.jsp

This CPU’s are fully x86 and used in cheap MiniITX moterboards. Some are completely passive cooled and have 2 Ethernet ports built in — ideal for budget boxes with Zeroshell.

Padlock support is built into recent Linux kernels and requires OpenSSL patching to add Padlock crypto engine, details here:
http://www.logix.cz/michal/devel/padlock/