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Cloudflare Improving Linux Disk Encryption Performance - Doubling The Throughput

Mar 26, 2020, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

Cloudflare employs Linux disk encryption on their servers and with some optimizations have made it at least two times faster throughput while also lowering the latency.

Cloudflare began exploring Linux disk encryption performance when finding it wasn't performing as well as they would like. Cloudflare engineers dug into the Linux kernel source tree and worked to avoid extra queuing and asynchronous behavior.

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