geli overhead?

RW rwmaillists at
Thu Feb 7 19:51:31 UTC 2013

On Mon, 4 Feb 2013 22:25:33 +0100
mhca12 wrote:

> Does skipping authentication also remove the requirement of
> zeroing the whole eli disk for the checksums?

It's not needed from that perspective, but it makes it a bit more
secure if you do that or fill the device from /dev/random before the
init. If you don't do either an attacker may be able infer information
about the layout of files. 

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