EXT4 In Linux 4.1 Adds File-System Level Encryption
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Storage on 18 April 2015 at 09:01 PM EDT. 6 Comments
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The EXT4 file-system updates for the Linux 4.1 kernel have been sent in and it features the file-system-level encryption support.

Earlier this month we wrote about the newly-published patches for EXT4 encryption support coming out of Google and intended to land in the next major release of Android. Those patches for file-system-level encryption will now be landing upstream with the Linux 4.1 kernel update.

Besides this native encryption support for EXT4, the rest of the updates for this merge window pull request equate to mainly fixes. More details via the pull request itself.
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