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Re: Encrypted home directory



Am Dienstag, den 23.12.2008, 07:42 -0500 schrieb Eric Christensen:
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> Ralf Ertzinger wrote:
> > Hi.
> > 
> > On Tue, 23 Dec 2008 10:30:31 +0200, Nikolay Vladimirov wrote:
> > 
> >> Ok. I'm not really sure about this but I think that full disk
> >> encryption on a software level
> >> with a key storng enough will bring some performance loss. And some
> >> people just want
> >> some confidential files to be encrypted.
> > 
> > I'm running full-LV encryption for /home (and some other directories) in
> > my laptop, and the performance loss is nonexistant for me. Getting the
> > bits off the rotating rust takes quite longer then decrypting them.
> > 
> > After all, all the cores in that thing have to be good for something.
> > 
> > (Core Duo, 1.6GHz)
> > 
> I've been running full disk encryption via LUKS since F8 with a 6 year
> old laptop.  I don't see any noticeable performance loss.

You would with an Atom.


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