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From: Andrew Lunn <>
To: "Van Leeuwen, Pascal" <>
Cc: Sabrina Dubroca <>,
	Scott Dial <>,
	"" <>,
	Ryan Cox <>,
	"" <>,
	"" <>,
	Antoine Tenart <>,
	"" <>
Subject: Re: Severe performance regression in "net: macsec: preserve ingress frame ordering"
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 14:42:01 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

> With networking protocols you often also have a requirement to minimize
> packet reordering, so I understand it's a careful balance. But it is possible
> to serialize the important stuff and still do the crypto out-of-order, which
> would be really beneficial on _some_ platforms (which have HW crypto
> acceleration but no such CPU extensions) at least.

Many Ethernet PHYs are also capable of doing MACSeC as they
send/receive frames. Doing it in hardware in the PHY avoids all these
out-of-order and latency issues. Unfortunately, we are still at the
early days for PHY drivers actually implementing MACSeC offload. At
the moment only the Microsemi PHY and Aquantia PHY via firmware in the
Atlantic NIC support this.


  reply	other threads:[~2020-08-12 12:42 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-06 21:11 Severe performance regression in "net: macsec: preserve ingress frame ordering" Ryan Cox
2020-08-07  3:48 ` Scott Dial
2020-08-07 23:21   ` Ryan Cox
2020-08-10 13:34   ` Sabrina Dubroca
2020-08-10 16:09     ` Scott Dial
2020-08-12 10:04       ` Sabrina Dubroca
2020-08-12 10:45         ` Van Leeuwen, Pascal
2020-08-12 12:42           ` Andrew Lunn [this message]
2020-08-24  9:07             ` Van Leeuwen, Pascal
2020-08-24 13:01               ` Andrew Lunn
2020-08-25 13:09                 ` Van Leeuwen, Pascal
2020-08-25 13:33                   ` Andrew Lunn

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