path: root/Documentation/device-mapper/dm-crypt.txt
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diff --git a/Documentation/device-mapper/dm-crypt.txt b/Documentation/device-mapper/dm-crypt.txt
index c81839b52c4d..ad697781f9ac 100644
--- a/Documentation/device-mapper/dm-crypt.txt
+++ b/Documentation/device-mapper/dm-crypt.txt
@@ -51,7 +51,7 @@ Parameters: <cipher> <key> <iv_offset> <device path> \
Otherwise #opt_params is the number of following arguments.
Example of optional parameters section:
- 1 allow_discards
+ 3 allow_discards same_cpu_crypt submit_from_crypt_cpus
Block discard requests (a.k.a. TRIM) are passed through the crypt device.
@@ -63,6 +63,19 @@ allow_discards
used space etc.) if the discarded blocks can be located easily on the
device later.
+ Perform encryption using the same cpu that IO was submitted on.
+ The default is to use an unbound workqueue so that encryption work
+ is automatically balanced between available CPUs.
+ Disable offloading writes to a separate thread after encryption.
+ There are some situations where offloading write bios from the
+ encryption threads to a single thread degrades performance
+ significantly. The default is to offload write bios to the same
+ thread because it benefits CFQ to have writes submitted using the
+ same context.
Example scripts
LUKS (Linux Unified Key Setup) is now the preferred way to set up disk

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