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    SubjectRe: mlock(1)
    * Alan Cox ( wrote:
    > On Gwe, 2004-09-24 at 21:22, Chris Wright wrote:
    > > Hard to say if it's a policy decision outside the scope of the app.
    > > Esp. if the app knows it needs to not be swapped. Either something that
    > > has realtime needs, or more specifically, privacy needs. Don't need to
    > > mlock all of gpg to ensure key data never hits swap.
    > Keys are a different case anyway. We can swap them if we have encrypted
    > swap (hardware or software) and we could use the crypto lib just to
    > crypt some pages in swap although that might be complex. As such a
    > MAP_CRYPT seems better than mlock. If we don't have cryptable swap then
    > fine its mlock.

    Yeah, sounds nice. This is still very much an app specific policy, not
    something that a helper such as mlock(1) would solve.

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