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Re: [dm-devel] [PATCH] DM-CRYPT: Scale to multiple CPUs v2



On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 02:27:46PM +0200, Milan Broz wrote:
>  On 06/01/2010 09:52 AM, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > DM-CRYPT: Scale to multiple CPUs v2
> >
> > Updated version with the per CPU access improvements Eric suggested.
> Hi,
> 
> seems that this approach is probably the best one we can use now...
> (I would better see threads in crypto layer but that's taken of
> the programme for today, seems.)
> 
> I did some tests and it works for me, even tries some strange stacked
> mapping etc.
> Do you have some exact numbers for particular tests btw?

I had some, but can't find them right now, sorry.

The original motivation was one benchmark on encrypted fs 
which gave terrible results. But unfortunately I didn't get updated
numbers with the patch for that one.

The patch also seems to already have a small user base,
at least I got a few requests for it.

> 
> Anyway, I have just one comment - please can we make the per-cpu attribute
> for IV generic? IOW not add explicit ie (ESSIV) but void * iv_private
> - see attached patch.

Fine for me.

> 
> (I'll try discuss this with Alasdair to review for next merge
> window, I think you requested that already in some private mail...)

Yes. Thanks.

-Andi

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