GELI for Linux?

Nikos Vassiliadis nvass at
Sun Dec 23 18:18:07 UTC 2018


I am pretty sure GELI runs exclusively on FreeBSD. I would try
the following:
use GELI on FreeBSD as usual, export the pool and import the pool from 
Linux via iSCSI.


On 12/23/18 1:05 PM, cpghost wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a big (slightly over 100 TB) ZFS-Z3 pool on GELI that I need to access
> via Linux' ZoL. Unfortunately, it is not feasable to copy it to unencrypted
> storage first, because of its size.
> So the question is: does an GEOM/GELI implementation exist for Linux? Perhaps
> something userland-based (FUSE)?
> Alternatively, I'm investigating the approach to run FreeBSD on Linux in a
> virtual machine, mount the pool in the VM, and export it via NFS or something
> like that. But I'd really prefer to access the pool directly via ZoL for
> read performance reasons. Read-only access is all I need (I don't want to risk
> corrupting that pool via experimental ZoL code anyway).
> Any suggestions? Hints?
> TIA,
> -cpghost.
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