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    SubjectRe: partially encrypted filesystem
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    > You are pushing this down to the file system.  I'd venture too say that 
    > this will majorly stress the fs code, make its indexing slower and
    > majorly fragment the file on disk (if it's later overwritten). Sure - you
    > have less work to do (less to code) - but the end effect might be
    > painful, especially on often written files (if the file ain't written to
    > then there are much better compression solutions).

    Suppose we wish to encrypt the files on a disc or disk or drive that we
    carry from one computer to another.

    Where else can the encryption go, if not "down to the file system"?

    Pat LaVarre


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