Re: Idea: Encryption plugin architecture for file-systems
Dan Hollis (email@example.com)
Sat, 21 Apr 2001 15:49:22 -0700 (PDT)
On 21 Apr 2001, Peter Makholm wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org ("Tamas Nagy") writes:
> > Idea:
> > extend the current file-system with an optional plug-in system, which allows
> > for file-system level encryption instead of file-level.
> That's is one of the things the loop device offers. For better
> encryption than XOR you need the patches from kerneli.org.
I think he wants to avoid the *!!SEVERE!!* performance problems in
loopback crypto. A crypto plugin directly to filesystems would certainly
avoid most of it.
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