Hardware accelerator + Nginx

Brendan Kennedy brendan.kennedy at gmail.com
Wed Sep 28 09:32:28 UTC 2011

Hi All,

I'm working with a hardware crypto accelerator at the moment and have some
basic questions.

The accelerator gives best performance when operations can be done
asynchronously (a thread doesn't wait for a request to the engine to
complete before submitting the next request, results are returned using a
callback mechanism). It also preserves the request order in it's responses.

Can nginx be used in this manner without having to force synchronous
operation at an application level?

For a given connection, does nginx spawn a new thread per packet or does
each packet have to be processed sequentially?

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