Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 61875
hardware accelerator should fall-back to software if not present
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:41:09 EDT
Description of Problem:
When the SSLCryptoDevice (or StrongholdAccelerator) directive is used in
httpd.conf but the hardware accelerator is not present, httpd does not start.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set SSLCryptoDevice (or StrongholdAccelerator) in httpd.conf on a system
without a hardware accelerator.
httpd does not start.
httpd starts without using hardware accelerator.
Enhancement requested by Ergon Informatik (Switzerland). There is no mod_ssl
component listed in the component input box so I chose openssl instead.
Possibly this should be a separate config directive, e.g.
Some people might prefer it to be a fatal error if the crypto device doesn't
work, rather than silently failing (and their web server suddenly becoming slow).
i'd be okay with letting it fall-back by default and just placing a large warning
in the error log. I suspect a company would prefer to have their webserver come
back up slow than not at all after a midnight Saturday reboot.
Stronghold 4.0 Cross Platform reached End of Life as of the end of December 2005.
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