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Improve fscrypt read performance by switching the decryption workqueue
from bound to unbound. With the bound workqueue, when multiple bios
completed on the same CPU, they were decrypted on that same CPU. But
with the unbound queue, they are now decrypted in parallel on any CPU.
Although fscrypt read performance can be tough to measure due to the
many sources of variation, this change is most beneficial when
decryption is slow, e.g. on CPUs without AES instructions. For example,
I timed tarring up encrypted directories on f2fs. On x86 with AES-NI
instructions disabled, the unbound workqueue improved performance by
about 25-35%, using 1 to NUM_CPUs jobs with 4 or 8 CPUs available. But
with AES-NI enabled, performance was unchanged to within ~2%.
I also did the same test on a quad-core ARM CPU using xts-speck128-neon
encryption. There performance was usually about 10% better with the
unbound workqueue, bringing it closer to the unencrypted speed.
The unbound workqueue may be worse in some cases due to worse locality,
but I think it's still the better default. dm-crypt uses an unbound
workqueue by default too, so this change makes fscrypt match.
Signed-off-by: Eric Biggers <email@example.com>
Signed-off-by: Theodore Ts'o <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <email@example.com>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <firstname.lastname@example.org>