RW rwmaillists at googlemail.com
Sat Sep 11 14:26:02 UTC 2010

I'm planning to use gjournal+geli on a 2TB drive in a USB enclosure.

What I've read about this suggest that the order should be:
geli-gjournal-ufs. I was wondering if it's possible to do it in
the order gjournal-geli-ufs, which should be much more efficient. I've
read that ufs should go directly on gjournal, but I just wanted to
check that that is needed.

I was also wondering about the journal size, and whether there are any
performance optimizations to be made to mitigate the extra
encryption/decryption in the journal. The man page suggests a size of at
least 2xmemory which would be 2x1.5GB now, or maybe 2x16GB to allow for
potential upgrades. It seems very large. The disk will hold fairly
static data so it will be mostly be long sustained writes as files are
copied in. Currently coping from geli to geli with soft-updates is
slightly cpu limited.

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