tor plus openssl hardware?

Udo van den Heuvel udovdh at
Fri Feb 23 17:12:47 UTC 2007

Nick Mathewson wrote:
>> The debug log does not show any of the OpenSSL loggging that crypto.c
>> can do. How do I enable this?
> From the manual:
>        HardwareAccel 0|1
>               If non-zero, try to use crypto hardware acceleration
>               when available. This is untested and probably buggy.
>               (Default: 0)
> Hardware acceleration is off by default because some people have
> reported that it makes their Tor server crash.  We'd like more data
> here; please feel free to try it out and let us know if it works for
> you.

I think so far it is OK. No problems with tor that I could find. mrtg
stats show everyday peaks of traffic. No errors in the logs.

(FWIW: FC6 on VIA Epia EK8000 with openssl patches from and custom kernel of course)

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