Kernel Source Divergence, Security (was: booting gbde-encrypted filesystem)

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Sun Jul 31 14:07:30 GMT 2005

In message <20050731135919.GA43753 at>, Allan Fields writes:

>Yes, this is all very nice, but when is someone actually going to
>commit it? ;)

I'm (as always) short of time, and GBDE is not the top priority
for me for the time being.

So I am more than happy to see people band together and improve

The main work necessary is to polish the userland program and that
is relatively trivial programming, so anyone should be able to pick
that up: just go for it.

Giving gbde a taste function so that the root filesystem can be
protected by GBDE, this is also OK by me in principle, but I'd like
to review the patch before it gets committed because there are a
large number of dragons.

In P4:phk_gbde there is the beginning of hw-crypto support through
opencrypto(9), if somebody wants to work on that, get in touch with

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