[Haifux] Whole disk encryption, because it costs nothing?

Shachar Shemesh shachar at shemesh.biz
Mon Jan 11 22:29:26 MSK 2010

Eli Billauer wrote:
> Inputs are welcome.
>    Eli
In my laptop (dual core, used for development) I found that compiling 
from an encrypted partition was noticeably slower. I wound up setting up 
an encrypted partition, but only placing there things I consider 
sensitive (which does include the swap, mail, client's sources, my 
family images etc.), as well as some other automatically generated stuff 
(such as /var/lib/mlocate and ~/.bash_history, both via symlinks).

I guess it really depends on your use scenario. I'm using the laptop to 
compile Android (1.5GB) and Linux kernels.

Also, I do not run any virtual machine from the encrypted partition - 
too much trouble.


Shachar Shemesh
Lingnu Open Source Consulting Ltd.

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