EXT4 Encryption To Be Unified In Linux 4.8

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 25 July 2016 at 08:13 AM EDT. 10 Comments
Ted Ts'o usually sends in his EXT4 file-system updates later in the kernel merge window cycles, but not for Linux 4.8. Just one day into the Linux 4.8 merge window he's already submitted the new material to be merged for EXT4.

The main EXT4 kernel code change for Linux 4.8 is that the file-system encryption code has been unified with the code in fs/crypto. EXT4 is no longer maintaining its own encryption code but is used this shared file-system crypto code, which is currently also used by the F2FS (Flash Friendly File System).

Aside from reworking the crypto code, EXT4 for Linux 4.8 also has a number of bug fixes. More details here.
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