F2FS File-System Moves Forward With Encryption Support
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Storage on 13 May 2015 at 05:08 AM EDT. 4 Comments
LINUX STORAGE --
The Flash-Friendly File-System is moving forward with its plans for implementing file-system level encryption support.

Back when support was baking for EXT4 encryption support, Ted Ts'o mentioned that the design and implementation of EXT4's encryption might be shared with F2FS. Jaegeuk Kim is now moving forward with that encryption support for F2FS.

This patch series published over the weekend provides the initial F2FS encryption support. There's encryption for file-names, xattr, the file data itself, symlinks, and other F2FS file-system functions.

Assuming this F2FS encryption support is in good shape it's possible that this work could land in as soon as the Linux 4.2 kernel.
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