ARM & Geode embedded devices seem to benefit greatly from installing cryptodev.
It's easy enough to install by hand, but that becomes a nuisance with kernel upgrades, as it must be reinstalled just like any kernel module.
Although I've just installed it in Funtoo, I have used it for a couple of years on my embedded device with a different binary distro. Not only does it apparently encrypt/decrypt MUCH faster, but it also lightens the load on the cpu drastically from tests I have seen others do, important with these puny, but mighty things.
As I use vanilla-sources new kernels, well, they come often. In anticipation of this I wrote an ebuild that automates things and as a side-benefit, installs it the Funtoo way. Grabs the latest version from Git and has been working great so far.
If you are interested, you can find it all at: https://github.com/yuyuyak/cryptodev-fu … too-ebuild
Last edited by sputnik (2013-09-07 05:31:00)