State of Via Padlock in pfSense 1.2.2/.3 or 2.0
I have been searching through the forums but I am unable to find a clear answer. With the current version of pfSense, 1.2.2, what is the status of Via Padlock support? I found this post here that talks about enabling the kernel module http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,13791.msg73550.html#msg73550 . All the other posts are circa 2006. So does this mean that the modules aren't loaded by default? From what I can discern from the interwebs there seems to be a huge performance increase using padlock for things like vpn etc.. Reason I am asking is I just picked up the Via VB8001 with the new Nano processor, then tossed in an intel dual ethernet pci express card.
Anyone have any experience with Padlock?
Looking through the hardware support for 7.1 I don't see any reference to it. http://www.freebsd.org/releases/7.1R/hardware.html#CRYPTO-ACCEL
However there is a man page for it http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=padlock&apropos=0&sektion=4&manpath=FreeBSD+7.0-RELEASE&format=html
So I guess my question is, is it compiled into the kernel that pfSense runs? Does anyone have any experience using it? Stability/reliability?
So far I have added padlock_load="YES" to /bootl/loader.conf. When I look at dmesg I see padlock0: No ACE support. Googleing this seems to mean that the module isnt loaded. Anyone know anything special about this?
I am using an extra via epia board right now, hence the c3 processor. I figured this being a more mature product would have better support than the nano board. Plus I can fubar it without taking down the network.
thanks in advance for any help.
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FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE-p8 #0: Thu Jan 8 22:07:30 EST 2009
Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
CPU: VIA C3 Samuel 2 (800.03-MHz 686-class CPU)
Origin = "CentaurHauls" Id = 0x673 Stepping = 3
Features=0x803035 <fpu,de,tsc,msr,mtrr,pge,mmx>real memory = 528416768 (503 MB)
avail memory = 502845440 (479 MB)
wlan: mac acl policy registered
kbd1 at kbdmux0
ath_hal: 0.9.20.3 (AR5210, AR5211, AR5212, RF5111, RF5112, RF2413, RF5413)
hptrr: HPT RocketRAID controller driver v1.1 (Jan 8 2009 22:07:11)
cryptosoft0: <software crypto="">on motherboard
padlock0: No ACE support.</software></fpu,de,tsc,msr,mtrr,pge,mmx>