On Mon, Oct 19, 2015 at 4:44 PM, Martin Cracauer <craca...@cons.org> wrote: > Yonas Yanfa wrote on Sun, Oct 18, 2015 at 06:36:19AM -0400: >> >> Is there any objection to removing gbde? How many people use gbde? When >> have you used gbde over geli, and why? > > You would exclude all current users from accessing their existing > filesystems or whatever they put into that block device. > > A conversion tool would pretty much be forced to use the current > kernel layers (doing the block chaining in userspace would be > annoying), and it would be fundamentally unsafe to have your > half-converted filesystem on disk in case of an interruption. Plus I > think GELI uses a bigger header so you might fall short by a couple of > bytes and you can't do anything about it on the block level with no > access to the filesystem. > > And people might not have their gbde units accessible right now, it > might be on a laptop in a closet on a different continent.
For the number of replies Yonas received saying "no, don't do that -- someone might be using it" -- the reason why Yonas asked the question is valid given the information that was presented. 1. Why are there 2 competing technologies? 2. Is one technologically superior to the other (performance, capability, etc)? 3. Is there a gain/loss for removing gbde? 4. Why is it marked experimental [still]? Thanks! -NGie _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list https://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"