Re: partially encrypted filesystem

From: Pat LaVarre
Date: Fri Dec 05 2003 - 20:37:23 EST

> You are pushing this down to the file system. I'd venture too say that
> this will majorly stress the fs code, make its indexing slower and
> majorly fragment the file on disk (if it's later overwritten). Sure - you
> have less work to do (less to code) - but the end effect might be
> painful, especially on often written files (if the file ain't written to
> then there are much better compression solutions).

Suppose we wish to encrypt the files on a disc or disk or drive that we
carry from one computer to another.

Where else can the encryption go, if not "down to the file system"?

Pat LaVarre

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