Subject: Re: AMD Geode LX Security Block (was Re: NetBSD on the Soekris net5501 status report)
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: tech-crypto
Date: 06/18/2007 19:31:53
On Mon, Jun 18, 2007 at 04:14:54PM -0700, Jason Thorpe wrote:
> That said, my examination of the code revealed a busy-wait in the  
> glxsb driver waiting for the AES operation to complete, which includes  
> a bus_space_read_4() in the tight (without delay) loop.
> Seems like that ought to use a callout instead.

Oh, I've been down this road (painfully) with other accellerators.  Unless
you're going to run the system at very high HZ you can't really use a
callout unless you want awful single-stream performance.

With this accellerator interrupt-driven mode might be the way to go.

Thor Lancelot Simon	                     
  "All of my opinions are consistent, but I cannot present them all
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