Add an option to disable SSE2 intrinsics for testing.

We have some code which uses SSE2 intrinsics which, since they don't
have complicated build requirements, is enabled even with
OPENSSL_NO_ASM. x86_64 mandates SSE2 and people building for x86 tend to
mandate it anyway these days. This is great, but we still have generic
32-bit and 64-bit code configurations for other platforms.

32-bit generic code is covered by testing 32-bit ARM with NEON disabled.
However, 64-bit ARM always has NEON available, so we have no SIMD-less
64-bit platforms in our CI.

The immediate motivation is some bitsliced AES code I'm working on,
however I believe this also applies to the existing HRSS code. This also
fixes the HRSS feature checks to only look at __SSE2__, not __SSE__.
__SSE__ isn't sufficient and we don't compile if GCC or Clang is told
-msse -mno-sse2.

Change-Id: Iebb23f1664a2f62e0b4333e0e99f7d5f6c7f384d
Reviewed-by: Adam Langley <>
4 files changed
tree: eeda4bae52d2cc2b0952cb99058a112ae2548f17
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  7. CMakeLists.txt
  15. codereview.settings
  16. crypto/
  17. decrepit/
  18. fuzz/
  19. go.mod
  20. include/
  21. sources.cmake
  22. ssl/
  23. third_party/
  24. tool/
  25. util/


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