Re: dm-crypt vs. cryptoloop reminder
From: Matt Mackall
Date: Thu Mar 10 2005 - 16:08:54 EST
On Wed, Mar 09, 2005 at 08:32:13PM +0100, Pavel Machek wrote:
> > > 2.6.3-mm1 'dm-crypt vs. cryptoloop' discussion was some time ago, it is
> > > time to bring this up again:
> > > http://kerneltrap.org/node/2433
> > Are you a troll?
> > This is not something to be quoted by anybody serious.
> > Andrew referred to "well-known weaknesses" in cryptoloop,
> > and when I inquired it turned out that what he referred to
> > were properties of cryptoloop and dm-crypt alike, so that
> > his remarks that started that discussion were misguided.
> > Of course people may prefer dm-crypt or cryptoloop or loop-aes,
> > just like people prefer ide-cd or ide-scsi.
> > I have not yet seen a valid reason to deprecate one of these three
> > very soon.
> I'd say that "no-maintainer" + "maintained code can do the same" is enough, but...
> I thought that ide-scsi was deprecated, too?
You can attach a file to loopback and then run dm-crypt on top of
that, so I think it's completely duplicate functionality at this
Mathematics is the supreme nostalgia of our time.
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