Re: [openssl-project] Removing assembler for outdated algorithms

2018-02-11 Thread Salz, Rich
>I'm worried that the number could go down to zero some day. I do see the > benefits with the assembly code and personally find then justifiable enough > to try and learn. I am not at all worried about that. The best current algorithms will always benefit from assembler. It's just

Re: [openssl-project] Removing assembler for outdated algorithms

2018-02-11 Thread Richard Levitte
"Salz, Rich" skrev: (11 februari 2018 14:07:13 CET) >> Those same systems will probably not have the newest OpenSSL >either, >and OpenSSH on those machines will certainly not be linked with a >newer OpenSSL... > >I apologize for not being clear enough. > >I do

Re: [openssl-project] Removing assembler for outdated algorithms

2018-02-11 Thread Salz, Rich
> So we should tread with some care. Perhaps the software-only Blowfish is fast enough, but my point is that Blowfish is much less of an obvious outdated cipher than the others... That's a different point. I still don't agree. The difference between hand-tuned assembler and C

Re: [openssl-project] Removing assembler for outdated algorithms

2018-02-11 Thread Viktor Dukhovni
> On Feb 11, 2018, at 2:20 AM, Richard Levitte wrote: > > Those same systems will probably not have the newest OpenSSL either, > and OpenSSH on those machines will certainly not be linked with a > newer OpenSSL... It is not those systems, but other systems that need to

Re: [openssl-project] Removing assembler for outdated algorithms

2018-02-11 Thread Salz, Rich
> Those same systems will probably not have the newest OpenSSL either, and OpenSSH on those machines will certainly not be linked with a newer OpenSSL... I apologize for not being clear enough. I do not want to remove any of those algorithms. I just want to remove 10,000 lines