[erlang-questions] SSL performance
Mon Feb 16 22:40:46 CET 2015
We do welcome a pull request to improve crypto internals. If you want to
change the API
remember that backwards-compatibility is important to us. So please
communicate with us for any API changes,
even additions before putting too much effort into writing test cases,
Regards Ingela Erlang/OTP team - Ericsson AB
2015-02-11 17:11 GMT+01:00 Andreas Schultz <aschultz@REDACTED>:
> ----- On 11 Feb, 2015, at 16:59, Loïc Hoguin essen@REDACTED wrote:
> > On 02/11/2015 04:29 PM, Andreas Schultz wrote:
> >> The cause for this is not the cryptographic library, but Erlang's
> interface to
> >> it.
> >> Erlang's crypto application uses a non-optimized OpenSSL API to execute
> the AES
> >> encryption, while enacl seems to uses an highly optimized version.
> >> Normally when doing AES, you first have to schedule the key, creating an
> >> encryption
> >> context and then reuse that context for every block. Since the crypto
> >> application
> >> doesn't have stream_cipher versions of AES, it has to go through the key
> >> scheduling
> >> on every invocation (every block). Also, OpenSSL can use assembler
> optimized AES
> >> functions on modern CPU's, but those are only available when OpenSSL's
> >> interfaces
> >> are used. Erlang's crypto does not use those.
> > I have seen some work around EVP in the past few months. Is this not
> > what you are talking about?
> > commit 425a34001fdd5de8396c5c9903f4f38a9d49a15c
> > Author: Alex Wilson <alex@REDACTED>
> > Date: Thu Oct 9 21:39:29 2014 +1000
> > crypto: use EVP for AES-CBC
> > This enables the use of hardware acceleration for AES crypto
> > on newer Intel CPUs (AES-NI), among other platforms.
> That is a good step in the right direction. Still, it has to recreate the
> EVP crypto context for every invocation. There was a discussion about
> keeping the EVP context between invocations and use the crypto
> stream_encrypt/decrypt instead. That would eliminate the overhead of the
> context creation between calls.
> > Cheers.
> > --
> > Loïc Hoguin
> > http://ninenines.eu
> Dipl. Inform.
> Andreas Schultz
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