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       openssl-speed, speed - test library performance


       openssl speed [-help] [-engine id] [-elapsed] [-evp algo] [-decrypt] [-rand file...]
       [-writerand file] [-primes num] [-seconds num] [-bytes num] [algorithm...]


       This command is used to test the performance of cryptographic algorithms.  To see the list
       of supported algorithms, use the list --digest-commands or list --cipher-commands command.
       The global CSPRNG is denoted by the rand algorithm name.


           Print out a usage message.

       -engine id
           Specifying an engine (by its unique id string) will cause speed to attempt to obtain a
           functional reference to the specified engine, thus initialising it if needed. The
           engine will then be set as the default for all available algorithms.

           When calculating operations- or bytes-per-second, use wall-clock time instead of CPU
           user time as divisor. It can be useful when testing speed of hardware engines.

       -evp algo
           Use the specified cipher or message digest algorithm via the EVP interface.  If algo
           is an AEAD cipher, then you can pass <-aead> to benchmark a TLS-like sequence. And if
           algo is a multi-buffer capable cipher, e.g.  aes-128-cbc-hmac-sha1, then -mb will time
           multi-buffer operation.

           Time the decryption instead of encryption. Affects only the EVP testing.

       -rand file...
           A file or files containing random data used to seed the random number generator.
           Multiple files can be specified separated by an OS-dependent character.  The separator
           is ; for MS-Windows, , for OpenVMS, and : for all others.

       [-writerand file]
           Writes random data to the specified file upon exit.  This can be used with a
           subsequent -rand flag.

       -primes num
           Generate a num-prime RSA key and use it to run the benchmarks. This option is only
           effective if RSA algorithm is specified to test.

       -seconds num
           Run benchmarks for num seconds.

       -bytes num
           Run benchmarks on num-byte buffers. Affects ciphers, digests and the CSPRNG.

       [zero or more test algorithms]
           If any options are given, speed tests those algorithms, otherwise a pre-compiled grand
           selection is tested.


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