Subject: Re: encrypted swap?
To: Jason R Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 06/04/2001 19:12:02
On Mon, 4 Jun 2001, Jason R Thorpe wrote:
: > 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.
: Well, for swap, you'd obviously want to use a random key, at very least.
Which isn't really relevant to whether the implementation is at the block
device level or swap level, of course. Both could do this.
: A fresh implementation of a cipher block device should take all of an
: evening or two to write. Maybe I'll write one this week.
You certainly have my personal enthusiasm. Please feel free! :)
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