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    Default EXT4 In Linux 4.1 Adds File-System Level Encryption

    Phoronix: EXT4 In Linux 4.1 Adds File-System Level Encryption

    The EXT4 file-system updates for the Linux 4.1 kernel have been sent in and it features the file-system-level encryption support...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...nges-Linux-4.1

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    Does this mean no more LUKS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redi44 View Post
    Does this mean no more LUKS?
    No, it should be compared with eCryptfs.

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    What about compatibility with older kernel?

    For example if I encrypt an ext4 with a brand new 4.1 kernel will it be readable if I move the disk to another machine with 3.16?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passso View Post
    What about compatibility with older kernel?

    For example if I encrypt an ext4 with a brand new 4.1 kernel will it be readable if I move the disk to another machine with 3.16?
    How could it be?

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