AES-NI, symmetric key generation

Werner Koch wk at
Tue Mar 10 22:08:50 CET 2015

On Tue, 10 Mar 2015 20:39, maricelgregoraschko at said:
> Thanks Werner.On Windows, you mean on each drive letter, in the root
> directory? (e.g. c:\hwf.deny, d:\hwf.deny, etc.?).Also would there be

Yes, that was the idea.  The file names should however be


I have not tested this.

> a way to make gpg display which hardware features are being used when
> encrypting/decrypting (to confirm that the deny file was correctly
> placed and actually had an effect)? Thank you.  From: Werner Koch

Not yet. 2.1.3 will have a command to list it.  You may simply encrypt a
large file and compare the times.  It is way faster with AES-NI enabled.



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