Monthly Archives: September 2008

Maemo SDK on Fedora 9

I got the [Maemo]( [SDK]( installed on Fedora 9. The instructions are pretty complete. First, Scratchbox needs the compat VDSO mode enabled. This is done by `echo 0 > /proc/sys/vm/vdso_enabled`. Also, Qemu requires `mmap_min_addr` set to 4096. These can be set permanently by adding the following lines to `/etc/sysctl.conf`. # scratchbox support vm.vdso_enabled = 0 […]

VIA padlock support in OpenSSL

The VIA C7 processor also has padlock encryption acceleration support. [Linux support]( was added a while ago. First, the automatically load the `padlock` module, add the `/etc/sysconfig/modules/via-padlock.modules` file. #!/bin/sh for i in padlock; do modprobe $i >/dev/null 2>&1 done Second, to use it for internal kernel encryption, add to `/etc/modprobe.conf`. alias aes padlock Third, OpenSSL […]

VIA RNG on Centos

The [J7F4 mini-ITX motherboard]( that I got for my home server has a VIA C7 processor. One of the feature of the processor is the [PadLock Security Engine]( with hardware RNG. This is especially useful on a server since they are limited in entropy sources. Linux kernel has support for the VIA hardware RNG in […]