[Haifux] Whole disk encryption, because it costs nothing?

Orr Dunkelman orr.dunkelman at gmail.com
Tue Jan 12 01:30:03 MSK 2010

Please note that the next generation of Intel CPUs (starting at
February!) are going to have an AES instruction built in them, making
harddisk encryption (using AES) extremely efficient (we're talking at
about 4 cycles/byte in stupid modes and about 0.7 cycles per byte in
more useful modes).

AMD to follow in 2011.

> Also, I do not run any virtual machine from the encrypted partition - too
> much trouble.
> Since that's exactly what I want to do, could you be more specific about
> what kind of trouble? Just slow? Or other issues?
> And when you say "dual core", how many CPUs does the kernel count? (my quad
> core counts as eight, as I've already mentioned)
>    Eli
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