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SubjectRe: encrypted hibernation (was Re: Hibernation considerations)
* Pavel Machek (pavel@ucw.cz) wrote:
> Hi!
>
> > > > Two things which I think would be nice to consider are:
> > > > 1) Encryption - I'd actually prefer if my luks device did not
> > > > remember the key accross a hibernation; I want to be forced to
> > > > reenter the phrase. However I don't know what the best thing
> > > > to do to partitions/applications using the luks device is.
> > >
> > > Encryption is possible with both the userland hibernation (aka uswsusp) and
> > > TuxOnIce (formerly known as suspend2). Still, I don't consider it as a "must
> > > have" feature for a framework to be generally useful (many users don't use it
> > > anyway).
> >
> > If a user uses an encrypted filesystem, then he also needs an encrypted
> > swap and encrypted hibernation image: Otherwise the fileystem encryption
> > is not very useful.
>
> Actually, we can do most of that stuff already.
>
> We can encrypt filesystems, encrypt swaps (LVM), and encrypt hibernation.

But can you do what my original question was; find a way to lose a luks
encrypted device key and cleanly unmount the filesystem that was
using it? (and preferably put it all back together after resume).

Dave
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