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Re: Asynchronous crypto layer.

To: Michael Richardson <mcr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Asynchronous crypto layer.
From: James Morris <jmorris@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2004 11:09:20 -0500 (EST)
Cc: Michal Ludvig <mludvig@xxxxxxx>, <johnpol@xxxxxxxxxxx>, <hadi@xxxxxxxxxx>, <netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx>, <cryptoapi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Eugene Surovegin <ebs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Sun, 31 Oct 2004, Michael Richardson wrote:

>   There are lots of situations where, yes, a 2Ghz CPU can do IPsec much
> faster and with lower latency and with less jitter than hardware.
>   However, the CPU might have other important things to do. Things that
> make the owner money. 

I guess control over this should be tunable, perhaps just a boolean of 
whether to try and aim for raw speed or for reduced CPU contention.

- James
James Morris

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