Re: CryptoPkg OpensslLib INF files


Michael D Kinney
 

Hi Christopher,

I tried this path and the build does break for GCC5 due to NASM source files using some VS20xx specific section names.

We will keep the .S files for GCC5 compatibility.

I also noticed that your patches did not add the build of these optimized INFs to the CryptoPkg DSC file.
I am working on a branch that includes that update along with combining the 4 new INFs into a single
OpensslLibOpt.inf.

I have also noticed that these optimized libs have larger PE/COFF section alignment requirements than the
default alignment for VS20xx toolchains. IA32 requires 64-byte alignment. X64 required 256-byte alignment.
We do not want to apply these larger alignment requirements to all modules. This can increase FLASH overhead,
especially for uncompressed PEIMs.

When building modules that consume the optimized OpensslLib, then modules require the use of <BuildOptions>
in the scope of that specific module in the DSC file to increase the alignment size.

<BuildOptions>
MSFT:*_*_IA32_DLINK_FLAGS = /ALIGN:64
MSFT:*_*_X64_DLINK_FLAGS = /ALIGN:256

What does not make sense is that GCC5 builds use 32-byte alignment by default and do not generate a build error
from linking this Openssl content that required 64-byte or 256-byte alignment. Have the GCC5 builds of these
optimized OpensslLibs been tested? Are exceptions being generated for unaligned access?

Thanks,

Mike

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Subject: RE: [edk2-devel] CryptoPkg OpensslLib INF files

Hi Christopher,

I see that IA32 uses .nasm files and IA32Gcc uses .S files.

EDK II support use of NASM files from both VS and GCC builds.

Is there any reason why the .nasm files generated by OpenSSL can not
be used for both VS and GCC builds and remove the .S files?

Thanks,

Mike


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Subject: Re: [edk2-devel] CryptoPkg OpensslLib INF files

I looked at doing this previously and found that depending on the selection of accelerated algorithms (in UefiAsm.conf) you
can end up with different sets of non-assembly source files, so that a unified INF would have to contain a copy of the
entire
Sources section for each architecture target. The build options can also be affected such that you'd have different sets of
those as well (the OPENSSL_FLAGS_CONFIG define).

If we can commit to limiting the accelerated algorithms to the current selection, it should be possible to unify the files.

Thanks,
Christopher Zurcher

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Subject: Re: [edk2-devel] CryptoPkg OpensslLib INF files

Hi Mike
Yes, I agree with you.

If we have a way to reduce the number of INF, we should. Feel free to submit patch.

BTW: Do you think we have chance to combine OpensslLibOpt.inf with OpensslLib.inf, with PCD Feature Flag: "Opt"?

Thank you
Yao Jiewen

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Subject: CryptoPkg OpensslLib INF files

Hi Jiewen,

I see we now have 6 INF files for the OpensslLib

* OpensslLib.inf
* OpensslLibCrypto.inf
* OpensslLibIa32.inf
* OpensslLibIa32Gcc.inf
* OpensslLibX64.inf
* OpensslLibX64Gcc.inf

If I look at the difference between OpensslLib and OpensslLibCrypto,
the OpensslLibCrypto includes the "ssl" source files.

This looks like a similar problem as the "ec" sources. But the "ec"
sources were addressed with a PCD FeatureFlag expression so we did not
have to add another INF.

Could the same technique be applied to the "ssl" sources so we can get
back to just OpensslLib.inf with an SSL PCD and an EC PCD to
conditionally build the extra source files?

For the other 4 INF files, these contain the assembly optimized
algorithms for IA32/X64. I think these 4 INFs can be combined into a single INF.
Perhaps OpensslLibOpt.inf?

Mike







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