geli - selecting cipher

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Thu Jul 26 08:56:37 UTC 2012

>> 'CBC' -- [C]ypher [B]lock [C]hainig -- is well-suited for strictly
>> -sequential- data access.   Try reading the blocks of a large (say
>> 10gB) file in *reverse* order and see what kind of performance you
>> get.

how about randomio test on geli encrypted ramdisk?

AES-CBC still 3 times faster

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