[dm-crypt] Using AES-256 Controller Card

Milan Broz mbroz at redhat.com
Mon Aug 27 17:23:03 CEST 2012


On 08/27/2012 03:42 PM, Michael Wisniewski wrote:
> I'm interested in using dm-crypt to do full-drive encryption, but do
> not want my processor to be stuck doing the encryption.
> Unfortunately, it does not support the aes-ni extension.  As an
> alternative to upgrading, I was wondering if dm-crypt supports a sata
> controller card that "supports aes-256".  An example can be found
> here...
> 
> Koutech PESI330

No, dmcrypt cannot use this.

It is (SATA) Chipset FDE (full disk encryption), IOW few layers below
dmcrypt operates.

Milan


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