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Re: [tor-talk] hardware acceleration OK or not?

On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 11:27 AM, Joe Btfsplk <joebtfsplk@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hardware acceleration is unchecked by default it Torbrowser.
> Other than some machines might not support it, is there a reason not to
> enabled it?

the only reason you may have wanted to not enabled hardware
acceleration was fixed last year. (openssl was inadvertently forcing
use of a single entropy source (RDRAND) when default engines enabled
in a specific first Tor run sequence. (see
https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/10402 )

there used to be some engines that were slower than optimized CPU asm
variants, but i don't believe these are in use any more.

please enable this option, especially if you've got a recent VIA or
Intel processor.

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