On 19 October 2015 at 16:50, John-Mark Gurney <j...@funkthat.com> wrote:
> O. Hartmann wrote this message on Mon, Oct 19, 2015 at 06:19 +0200:
>> For me, I'd like to know what is the benefit/performance of each technique 
>> and
>> a clear preparation of each ones advantages over the other. That would make 
>> the
>> decission process much easier and hopefully would not scare people away and
>> announce "FreeBSD does not have a, b, c, ..." ...
> So, one thing that the docs talk about is that geli uses the crypto(9)
> framework.  This doesn't mean much on it's own, but if you have a machine
> with AES-NI instructions or an accelerator card that supports the cipher
> mode used, then you can get faster performance of hardware off load,
> while gbde uses the software only routines which are slow..

John-Mark, thanks for listing these differences. This is the sort of
information we should have available for end users to help choose one
or the other -- this info ought to make it into the handbook.
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