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### NAME mceliece-speed - run some libmceliece speed tests ### SYNOPSIS mceliece-speed ### DESCRIPTION `mceliece-speed` runs some tests of the speed of the libmceliece implementation of the Classic McEliece cryptosystem. The `mceliece-speed` output format is subject to change. Examples of output lines with the current format, from a `mceliece-speed` run on an Intel Haswell CPU core, include the following: kem_6960119f selected implementation avx compiler clang -Wall -fPIC -fwrapv -Qunused-arguments -O2 -mmmx -msse -msse2 -msse3 -mssse3 -msse4.1 -msse4.2 -mavx -mbmi -mbmi2 -mpopcnt -mavx2 -mtune=haswell; Ubuntu clang version 14.0.0-1ubuntu1.1; Target: x86_64-pc-linux-gnu; Thread model: posix; InstalledDir: /usr/bin kem_6960119f_keypair selected 1047319 239336111 -45926+75149-74501+77935+25323-18662-14170+21804-50286+79063+119473+24254+32692-86692-11325+11853-1641+85401+79900-36121+31647-46848-82935-77649+50771-61354+25615-19507-213-113509-15330+22405 kem_6960119f_enc selected 194 133429 +8665+1198+718-1682-1798-1955+3726+6311+3449+8172+423+6202-1740+68-2005-2473-2441+137-2698+6077+680-1746+1015-1769+3059+223+609+291+1042-2685-2438+534 kem_6960119f_dec selected 32 282786 +26439+2205+1168+72-226+118-56+122-334+23+193+46+1698+694+168-350+79-209+2-479+15+31-222-273-108+106-205+191-254+70-104-248 These lines say that the automatically selected implementation for the `6960119f` parameter set was the `avx` implementation compiled with the `clang` options shown, taking an interquartile mean (IQM) of 239336111 CPU cycles to generate a key pair, 133429 CPU cycles to encapsulate a session key, and 282786 CPU cycles to decapsulate a session key. The numbers `282786 +26439+2205+...` show the timings for a series of consecutive operations: the IQM was 282786 cycles, the first run took 26439 cycles more than the IQM, the second run took 2205 cycles more than the IQM, etc. ### SEE ALSO **mceliece**(1), **mceliece**(3)