clay at milos.co.za
Wed Mar 30 00:48:37 UTC 2011
>> On 29.03.2011 00:57, Clayton Milos wrote:
>>> Hi Pawel
>>> I'm running GELI encryption on a hardware RAID5 (8x1TB), formatted to
>>> usable space using i386 FreeBSD 7.3-PRERELEASE. Write speeds to the
>>> are just over 40MB/s which is not too bad but I would like to improve it
>>> the drive gets 270MB/s without encryption.
>>> I've run the following tests:
>>> dd if=/dev/gzero.eli of=/dev/null bs=1m count=4096
>>> 4294967296 bytes transferred in 99.763266 secs (43051591 bytes/sec)
>>> and then
>>> dd if=/dev/zero of=test.file bs=1m count=1024
>>> 1073741824 bytes transferred in 26.118988 secs (41109626 bytes/sec)
>>> There is not much speed lost due to the filesystem throughput or the
>> You can also try increase reading performance by using geom_cache
>> with sufficiently large cache. It won't impact on linear reads
>> but for general operations like directory lookups, many short reads etc.
>> it can decrease number of decrypt requests.
>> Eugene Grosbein
> Thanks Eugene. unfortunately I have some large directories with ~2000
> files in them so if that slowed down it would be painful.
I've upgraded to i386 8.2-RELEASE as the amd64 version was still crashing.
It could be a hardware incompatability with the HADMA motherboard.
Now on 8.2-RELEASE when I run "geli onetime -s 4096 gzero" it crashes the
box with a kernel fault.
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