[linux-lvm] [PATCH] crypto for LVM2

Alasdair G Kergon agk at redhat.com
Tue May 4 22:20:37 UTC 2004

On Mon, May 03, 2004 at 07:20:20PM -0400, Ben Slusky wrote:
> The encryption key is not stored with the metadata, as that would
> kinda defeat the purpose of encryption. 

That depends on the usage - some people may be happy to keep the
key in the metadata on removable media.

> * If you try to create an encrypted and striped volume, lvcreate will
>   inform you that this isn't possible. The necessary support for
>   compound volumes just isn't there. I assume that's somewhere down
>   the line in the development plan?
Yes, shouldn't be too far off.

I'm doing some code restructuring at the moment to abstract the 
various segment types better (see today's check-in).

I'll merge elements of this patch after restructuring.

agk at redhat.com

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