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Date:      Thu, 09 Mar 2017 09:42:45 +0000
From:      Ben Woods <>
To:        Ravichandra <>,
Subject:   Re: Support of TLS processing in kernel
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On Wed, 8 Mar 2017 at 7:03 pm, Ravichandra <>

> Hi,
>   Recently some work is done by people at facebook about TLS processing in
> kernel.
> It is called as kernel TLS by them. A kernel patch for the same is
> submitted on
> linux kernel. I am trying to see something similar can be done for FreeBSD
> too. I see
> that stream parsing(strparsing module) support which is leveraged by this
> kernel TLS
> module is present in linux kernel and not in FreeBSD. This stream parsing
> module
> helps the kernel to custom parse the TCP data according to a application
> layer protocol
> requirement. Is there a way that helps to achieve the same in FreeBSD?
> Thanks
> Ravichandra

Netflix have previously done TLS in the FreeBSD kernel.

You can see their paper on it here:


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