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Re: [suse-security] robustness of encrypted partitions
  • From: Malte Gell <malte.gell@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2005 00:52:58 +0200
  • Message-id: <200510070052.58793.malte.gell@xxxxxx>
On Thursday 06 October 2005 19:35, Rainer Duffner wrote:
> Malte Gell wrote:

> >I guess encrypted partitions / files (mounted as encrypted virtual
> > disk) are vulnerable regarding unclean unmounts, so does using the
> > "sync" option add much more safety to encrypted partitions / files?

> I used it about a year on different laptops (/home encrypted).
> No problems.

> But it didn't crash that often anyway...

OK, but this means it DID crash and survived? Did e2fsck or similar
successfully run on that partition? What version of SuSE did you use?
AFAIK the crypto subsystem has changed after 9.2/9.3 (am still on 9.0).


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