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SubjectRe: [RFC V1 0/7] Introduce AVX512 optimized crypto algorithms
On Mon, 28 Dec 2020 at 20:11, Dey, Megha <megha.dey@intel.com> wrote:
>
> Hi Eric,
>
> On 12/21/2020 3:20 PM, Eric Biggers wrote:
> > On Fri, Dec 18, 2020 at 01:10:57PM -0800, Megha Dey wrote:
> >> Optimize crypto algorithms using VPCLMULQDQ and VAES AVX512 instructions
> >> (first implemented on Intel's Icelake client and Xeon CPUs).
> >>
> >> These algorithms take advantage of the AVX512 registers to keep the CPU
> >> busy and increase memory bandwidth utilization. They provide substantial
> >> (2-10x) improvements over existing crypto algorithms when update data size
> >> is greater than 128 bytes and do not have any significant impact when used
> >> on small amounts of data.
> >>
> >> However, these algorithms may also incur a frequency penalty and cause
> >> collateral damage to other workloads running on the same core(co-scheduled
> >> threads). These frequency drops are also known as bin drops where 1 bin
> >> drop is around 100MHz. With the SpecCPU and ffmpeg benchmark, a 0-1 bin
> >> drop(0-100MHz) is observed on Icelake desktop and 0-2 bin drops (0-200Mhz)
> >> are observed on the Icelake server.
> >>
> > Do these new algorithms all pass the self-tests, including the fuzz tests that
> > are enabled when CONFIG_CRYPTO_MANAGER_EXTRA_TESTS=y?
>
> I had tested these algorithms with CRYPTO_MANAGER_DISABLE_TESTS=n and
> tcrypt, not with
> CONFIG_CRYPTO_MANAGER_EXTRA_TESTS=y (I wasn't aware this existed, my bad).
> I see a couple of errors after enabling it and am working on fixing those.
>

Hello Megha,

I think the GHASH changes can be dropped (as discussed in the other
thread), given the lack of a use case. The existing GHASH driver could
also be removed in the future, but I don't think it needs to be part
of this series.

Could you please rebase this onto the latest AES-NI changes that are
in Herbert's tree? (as well as the ones I sent out today) They address
some issues with indirect calls and excessive disabling of preemption,
and your GCM and CTR changes are definitely going to be affected by
this as well.

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