EXT4 fscrypt vs. eCryptfs vs. LUKS dm-crypt Benchmarks
Written by Michael Larabel in Storage on 14 June 2018. Page 3 of 3. 5 Comments

Under CompileBench, the LUKS-based full volume encryption was on par with the unencrypted results followed by fscrypt and then eCryptfs.

For those curious how the EXT4-based file-encryption affects build time performance... LUKS continued to do the best while EXT4 fscrypt was the slowest.

The CPU usage for the fscrypt-based encryption was also noticeably higher on average.

While if planning to run an NGINX HTTP web server from an encrypted setup, eCryptfs was the only lagger.

Under the OSBench test, eCryptfs was much slower than fscrypt and dm-crypt.

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