Subject: Re: encrypted swap?
To: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael K. Sanders <email@example.com>
Date: 06/04/2001 15:14:17
Todd Vierling writes:
>Encryption of swap at the swap-handling level, if this is what the option
>you allude to does, is a bit too specific of a feature. To explain:
Sorry, I should have included a reference to the paper describing
the option in my original message. See the following for background:
>All you really need is an encrypted block device layer, similar in concept
>to ccd. You can even have swap *partitions* inside such a beast, or any
>other kind of data, including filesystems. Oracle device-level databases
>(which have a great speed boot over file-based ones) come to mind as another
This sounds great for applications such as raw Oracle databases,
Coda RVM, etc. But for those applications, the data must be persistent,
and you don't really want that for swap.
>Now, this was supposedly implemented by one of the TNF developers, then
>"lost in the ether"...?
:: Mike ::