A Simple Tool to Test malloc() Performance

I was porting this very interesting feature to an older Glibc version for ARMv7. I need a simple tool to gauge any performance boost (or drop for that matter). Surprisingly few information is available on this topic. I didn't search hard but most papers on malloc performance dating back to…

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pixelserv-tls Found Unexpected Gmail Login Failure

I can't wait but jot down this piece of story. I woke up this morning and found macOS Mail.app failed to login Gmail. I tried re-login a few times. No success and I left it aside. In a cozy afternoon, I decided to revisit the issue. The first thing…

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pixelserv-tls v2.1 Scores A in Tests

pixelserv-tls v2.1 is imminent for release. I setup a special instance in my home lab and put it under scrutiny of SSL Labs tests. Test version 2.1.0-rc.2 pleasantly scores an overall A. Quite a few other things from the test report worth highlights. v2.1 brings…

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Time to Retire OpenVPN

Recently I setup a test instance of Shadowsocks on my RT-AC56U (Cortex-A9 clocked at 800Mhz). I did quick benchmarks to compare its throughput against my other VPN builds. Here are the three contestants on the server side: IKEv2 IPsec VPN on ER-X; AES128 + SHA1; hardware accelerated OpenVPN on RT-AC56U; AES128…

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