This is a test profile for running the cryptsetup benchmark to report on the system's cryptography performance.

To run this test with the Phoronix Test Suite, the basic command is: phoronix-test-suite benchmark system/cryptsetup.

Project Site

Test Created

16 June 2018

Last Updated

30 December 2020

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type


Average Install Time

2 Seconds

Average Run Time

2 Minutes, 35 Seconds


20k+ Downloads

Supported Platforms

Public Result Uploads *Reported Installs **Reported Test Completions **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsCryptsetup Popularity Statisticssystem/cryptsetup2018.062018.082018.102018.122019.022019.042019.062019.082019.102019.122020.022020.042020.062020.082020.102020.122021.022021.042021.062021.082021.102021.122022.022022.042022.062022.082022.102022.122023.022023.042023.062023.082023.102023.124K8K12K16K20K
* Uploading of benchmark result data to is always optional (opt-in) via the Phoronix Test Suite for users wishing to share their results publicly.
** Data based on those opting to upload their test results to and users enabling the opt-in anonymous statistics reporting while running benchmarks from an Internet-connected platform.
*** Test profile page view reporting began March 2021.
Data updated weekly as of 3 December 2023.

Revision History

system/cryptsetup-1.0.1   [View Source]   Wed, 30 Dec 2020 06:32:27 GMT
Add additional result outputs.

system/cryptsetup-1.0.0   [View Source]   Sat, 16 Jun 2018 11:51:26 GMT
Initial cryptsetup test profile that wraps the system's "cryptsetup benchmark"

Suites Using This Test


CPU Massive

Programmer / Developer System Benchmarks

Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

Cryptsetup 2.3.4

PBKDF2-sha512 metrics for this test profile configuration based on 22 public results since 27 September 2020 with the latest data as of 26 November 2020.

Additional benchmark metrics will come after has collected a sufficient data-set.

OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - PBKDF2-sha51224 Results Range From 1137107 To 2513848 Iterations Per Second113710711646421192177121971212472471274782130231713298521357387138492214124571439992146752714950621522597155013215776671605202163273716602721687807171534217428771770412179794718254821853017188055219080871935622196315719906922018227204576220732972100832212836721559022183437221097222385072266042229357723211122348647237618224037172431252245878724863222513857246810

Based on data, the selected test / test configuration (Cryptsetup 2.3.4 - PBKDF2-sha512) has an average run-time of 2 minutes. By default this test profile is set to run at least 3 times but may increase if the standard deviation exceeds pre-defined defaults or other calculations deem additional runs necessary for greater statistical accuracy of the result.

OpenBenchmarking.orgMinutesTime Required To Complete BenchmarkPBKDF2-sha512Run-Time246810Min: 2 / Avg: 2 / Max: 2

Based on public results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 0.5%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsPBKDF2-sha512Deviation246810Min: 0 / Avg: 0.5 / Max: 2

Tested CPU Architectures

This benchmark has been successfully tested on the below mentioned architectures. The CPU architectures listed is where successful result uploads occurred, namely for helping to determine if a given test is compatible with various alternative CPU architectures.

CPU Architecture
Kernel Identifier
Verified On
Intel / AMD x86 64-bit
(Many Processors)