luks disk encryption benchmarks

Alexander Klimov alserkli at
Mon Jun 11 09:45:55 EDT 2007

On Tue, 5 Jun 2007, Travis H. wrote:
> 1048576000 bytes (1.0 GB) copied, 3.08291 seconds, 340 MB/s
> [...]
> That seems to reflect that it isn't really going to disk.
> I'm surprised the controller has that much RAM on it,

I guess it is not the controller, but the kernel.

> Encryption reduces bandwidth by about a factor of 2 with
> write-caching enabled.

To be useful, benchmark should be similar to normal workload. Maybe
you should try to compile a kernel, or install/remove some package.


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