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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH crypto] AES: Add support to Intel AES-NI instructions
On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 04:21:06PM +1100, Herbert Xu wrote:
> > a. Do not touch SSE state in soft_irq
> > b. Disable/restore soft_irq in kernel_fpu_begin/kernel_fpu_end
> > c. Use a per-CPU data structure to save kernel FPU state during
> > soft_irq.
> >
> > The mothod a is used in patch.
> Could you run the tcrypt speed test on this and measure the
> difference between the native AES vs. the fallback? Depending
> on the difference I think we'd want to consider b) or c).

Here's another option

d. When we're in interrupt context, schedule a task to perform
the encryption asynchronously.

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