Re: [PATCH 0/2] Introduce the request handling for dm-crypt

From: Mark Brown
Date: Fri Nov 13 2015 - 06:52:10 EST

On Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 08:26:26AM -0700, Jens Axboe wrote:
> On 11/12/2015 03:04 AM, Mark Brown wrote:

> >Android now wants to encrypt phones and tablets by default and have been
> >seeing substantial performance hits as a result, we can try to get
> >people to share performance data from productionish systems but it might
> >be difficult.

> Well, shame on them for developing out-of-tree, looks like they are reaping
> all the benefits of that.

> Guys, we need some numbers, enough with the hand waving. There's no point
> discussing this further until we know how much of a difference it makes to
> handle X MB chunks instead of Y MB chunks. As was previously stated, unless
> there's a _substantial_ performance benefit, this patchset isn't going
> anywhere.

Yeah, what I'm saying here is that there will issues getting the numbers
from relevant production systems - we are most likely to be looking at
proxies which are hopefully reasonably representative but there's likely
to be more divergence than you'd see just running benchmark workloads on
similar systems to those used in production.

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