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SubjectRe: [PATCH v9 00/20] simplify crypto wait for async op
On Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 10:19:45AM +0100, Gilad Ben-Yossef wrote:
> Many users of kernel async. crypto services have a pattern of
> starting an async. crypto op and than using a completion
> to wait for it to end.
>
> This patch set simplifies this common use case in two ways:
>
> First, by separating the return codes of the case where a
> request is queued to a backlog due to the provider being
> busy (-EBUSY) from the case the request has failed due
> to the provider being busy and backlogging is not enabled
> (-EAGAIN).
>
> Next, this change is than built on to create a generic API
> to wait for a async. crypto operation to complete.
>
> The end result is a smaller code base and an API that is
> easier to use and more difficult to get wrong.
>
> The patch set was boot tested on x86_64 and arm64 which
> at the very least tests the crypto users via testmgr and
> tcrypt but I do note that I do not have access to some
> of the HW whose drivers are modified nor do I claim I was
> able to test all of the corner cases.
>
> The patch set is based upon linux-next release tagged
> next-20171013.

Has there been any performance impact analysis of these changes? I
ended up with patches for one of the crypto drivers which converted
its interrupt handling to threaded interrupts being reverted because
it caused a performance degredation.

Moving code to latest APIs to simplify it is not always beneficial.

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