F2FS Tools 1.9 Released With Encryption & More
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Storage on 15 October 2017 at 08:43 AM EDT. 12 Comments
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An updated version of the user-space F2FS (Flash Friendly File-System) utilities was quietly released a few weeks back.

The f2fs-tools 1.9 update is a fairly big update for adding the bits for recent additions to the F2FS kernel driver. Now handled by f2fs-tools is dealing with encryption support, sparse support, inode checksum support, no-heap allocation is enabled by default, and support for the CP_TRIMMED_FLAG.

F2FS has supported the fscrypt framework for offering native encryption support. The F2FS encryption support is handled via a new f2fscrypt utility that is derived from EXT4's e4crypt. The f2fscrypt utility deals with setting the keys/passphrase, policies, etc. The encryption support can be enabled via . The inode checksums can be enabled with the "inode_checksum" option. There is also support for project quotas via the "project_quota" mkfs option.

The latest f2fs-tools release can be downloaded via their Git repository.

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