[dm-crypt] hardware encryption

lxnf98mm at gmail.com lxnf98mm at gmail.com
Thu Mar 14 12:12:12 CET 2013


On Wed, 13 Mar 2013, .. ink .. wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 5:45 PM, <lxnf98mm at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Can dm-crypt make use of the encryption capabilities of the cpu
>> I am probably not asking the right question but gotta start somewhere
>>
>>
> The answer to your question according the  link given next is "yes" :
> http://www.saout.de/pipermail/dm-crypt/2011-October/002092.html
>
> best place to start with cryptsetup is to go through its FAQ located at:
> http://code.google.com/p/cryptsetup/wiki/FrequentlyAskedQuestions
>

This is probably not the place to ask but how about a Marvell 88F6281
www.marvell.com/embedded-processors/kirkwood/assets/HW_88F6281_OpenSource.pdf
I tried openssl speed test and it out performs a 3.4Ghz Intel
Right now running dm-crypt on the Marvell uses about 50% cpu

Richard



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