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 […]