[Botan-devel] Small file ciphering speed

Jack Lloyd lloyd at randombit.net
Fri Sep 26 14:18:37 EDT 2008

On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 06:58:19PM +0800, Mr Diggilin wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-09-25 at 13:20 -0400, Jack Lloyd wrote:
> > I am almost tempted to suggest building Botan from source and seeing
> > if that makes any difference. I have not really looked at how the SuSE
> > packaging was done (actually in the last year I wasn't even entirely
> > sure that SuSE was shipping Botan as I can't find anything on the
> > site), but I know the packaging was done by a SuSE engineer for
> > commercial customers who wanted it, and he contacted me a few times
> > with questions about things and seemed to get it, so I would have
> > thought everything would be fine, but now I'm slightly worried that
> > the openSuSE package might just be badly miscompiled somehow.
> Compiled 1.6.5 as downloaded from botan.randombit.net using ???GCC version
> 4.3-39.1. Statically linking it with the row_encryptor made no
> detectable difference in speed.

Can you run `make check` and then

./check --validate

(just to make sure everything is OK)


./check "--bench-algo=AES-128,Twofish,Serpent,SHA-160,AES-128/EAX,CMAC(AES-128)"

(which maybe will give a hint as to what is going on)


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