Last week I published benchmark results of using Intel AES-NI
for Ubuntu home directory encryption, but the benefits of using this new
x86 instruction set found on the latest Intel and AMD (as of today's
Bulldozer launch) processors was minimal for this eCryptfs-based
solution. Continuing in the AES-NI investigation under Linux, today are
benchmark results when using AES-NI for full-disk encryption with dmcrypt.