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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

kcfd(8)

Name

kcfd - kernel-level cryptographic framework daemon

Synopsis

kcfd 

Description

The kcfd daemon helps in managing CPU usage by cryptographic operations performed in software by kernel threads. The system utilization associated with these threads is charged to the kcfd process.

Only a privileged user can run this daemon.

The kcfd daemon is automatically invoked in run level 1, after /usr is mounted. A previously invoked kcfd daemon that is still running must be stopped before invoking another kcfd command.

Manually starting and restarting kcfd is not recommended. If it is necessary to do so, use the cryptoadm(8) start and stop subcommands.

Exit Status

The following exit values are returned:

0

Daemon started successfully.

> 1

Daemon failed to start.

Attributes

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Availability
system/core-os
Interface Stability
Committed

See Also

attributes(7), cryptoadm(8)