using secure memory from a script

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Fri Feb 26 00:22:44 UTC 2010

On Feb 19, 2010, at 3:59 PM, Chad Perrin wrote:
> What's the simplest/easiest way to use "secure memory" (i.e., memory that
> won't be written to a swap partition) from within a program (written in
> Ruby in this case) on FreeBSD?

Well, Ruby supports calling C functions, so you can invoke mlock() that way:

...but you also have to do so as root.  It might be more sane to setup encrypted swapping:


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