On 05/23/2011 10:18:29 AM, Gordan Bobic wrote:
> cryptodev probably used the CESA hardware.
It is - the mv_cesa kernel process starts to show up in top when the
crypto engine is being used.
> since it isnt using cpu time
> i guess its technically not a bug.
I never said it was a bug,
i didn't mean to imply that you had. the confusion was all mine.
If I'm churning without cryptoddev, the CPU
sits at 0% idle. With cryptodev and large blocks the idle CPU time is
typically > 70%. So the remaining 70% of CPU could indeed be used for
something else, such as additional crypto if needs be (see the
in the article linked earlier in this thread that point out this very
i missed the article reference. it would have saved me some googling :-)
here it is again for the similarly myopic: