[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2] build: disable armv8 crypto extension

Jerin Jacob Kollanukkaran jerinj at marvell.com
Fri May 3 18:06:47 CEST 2019

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Yongseok Koh <yskoh at mellanox.com>
> Sent: Friday, May 3, 2019 5:58 PM
> To: Jerin Jacob Kollanukkaran <jerinj at marvell.com>; thomas at monjalon.net
> Cc: dev at dpdk.org; bruce.richardson at intel.com; Pavan Nikhilesh Bhagavatula
> <pbhagavatula at marvell.com>; shahafs at mellanox.com; gavin.hu at arm.com;
> Honnappa.Nagarahalli at arm.com; stable at dpdk.org
> Subject: [EXT] [PATCH v2] build: disable armv8 crypto extension
> > Per armv8 crypto extension support, make build always enable it by default as
> long as compiler supports the feature while meson build only enables it for
> 'default' machine of generic armv8 architecture.
> It is known that not all the armv8 platforms have the crypto extension. For
> example, Mellanox BlueField has a variant which doesn't have it. If crypto
> enabled binary runs on such a platform, rte_eal_init() fails.
> '+crypto' flag currently implies only '+aes' and '+sha2' and enabling it will
> generate the crypto instructions only when crypto intrinsics are used.
> For the devices supporting 8.2 crypto or newer, compiler could generate such
> instructions beyond intrinsics or asm code. For example, compiler can generate
> 3-way exclusive OR instructions if sha3 is supported. However, it has to be
> enabled by adding '+sha3' as of today.
> In DPDK, armv8 cryptodev is the only one which requires the crypto support.
> As it even uses external library of Marvell which is compiled out of DPDK with
> crypto support and there's run-time check for required cpuflags, crypto support
> can be disabled in DPDK.
> Cc: stable at dpdk.org
> Signed-off-by: Yongseok Koh <yskoh at mellanox.com>
> ---

Acked-by: Jerin Jacob <jerinj at marvell.com>

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