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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] crypto: serpent - add x86_64/avx assembler implementation
    Quoting Andi Kleen <>:

    >> I agree with that. Currently when I boot my PC with a new 3.4 kernel all the
    >> ciphers from the intel-aesni module get loaded whether I need them
    >> or not. As
    >> Jussi stated most people using distros probably won't need the
    >> serpent-avx-x86_64 module get loaded automatically, so it's
    >> probably better to
    >> leave it that way.
    > That means you got a 50% chance to use the wrong serpent.
    > This was a continuous problem with AESNI and the accelerated CRC,
    > that is why the cpuid probing was implemented.
    > Without some form of auto probing you may as well not bother with
    > the optimization.
    > -Andi

    Hm.. should not the i586/x86_64 assembler implementations of AES etc
    be autoloaded then too?


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