Reliability of GELI after unclean shutdowns
freebsd at meijome.net
Sat Feb 4 15:20:54 PST 2006
I am planning to use GELI on a file-backed device on my laptop. Given
that this laptop (toshiba tecra a2) regularly (about 40% of the time)
crashes when doing apm -z (either when doing shutdown OR coming back
from it), i'm a bit concerned about data loss on the encrypted volume
due to an unclean shutdown.
Is GELI more prone to losing files than the normal UFS2 filesystem?
I considered unmounting the device via the rc.suspend (or apmd.conf,
since I'm using apm) and back up when resume...but that would basically
mean close all my work in progress, which is less than ideal.
As a side note, if anyone knows any trick / method / idea to reduce the
crashes thanks to APM (or ACPI, i'd *love* to be able to use it instead
of apm), PLEASE let me know :)
Thanks in advanced for your time, hints and help
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