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Re: GSoc2010 project suggestion: swcryptX

On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 09:57:16PM -0500, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> where yielding like that loses than where it wins.  In the hardware-crypto
> case, you win because the special-purpose processor can't _do_ anything else
> so you might as well let it and the general-purpose processor work at the
> same time.

Ow, ow, ow -- except when you don't!  I've just discovered that some of the
crypto drivers we inherited from OpenBSD (glxsb, at least) busy-wait for
request completion.


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