cryptsetup with AES-NI on Intel i5-2450M
I would like to encrypt my hard drive, as described in the README_CRYPT.txt file. I know my CPU (Intel Core i5-2450M) supports the AES-NI instruction set.
I would like to know this before I start Slackware installation: do I need to perform additional steps to those listed in README_CRYPT.txt for my system to take advantage of AES-NI? Steps like using extra options to cryptsetup, or maybe loading some kernel modules before creating encrypted partitions? Or does it work transparently and I don't need to do anything?
This will be my first encrypted system, so I'm a bit in the dark here and I would appreciate any information.