[nycbug-talk] Roland Dowdeswell interview on CGD

Okan Demirmen okan
Fri Dec 23 23:31:06 EST 2005

On Fri 2005.12.23 at 11:18 -0500, Ray Lai wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 23, 2005 at 09:05:54AM -0500, michael wrote:
> > If you haven't seen it:
> > http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/bsd/2005/12/21/netbsd_cgd.html
> > 
> > He has been a repeat speaker at NYCBUG meetings.
> I've always wondered how gracefully encrypted disks handled crashes.
> Does anyone have any experience?  I've used the encrypted disk image
> for qemu before, but a crash rendered the whole image useless.

doh, that sucks. i haven't had many issues with svnd(4) before. i have
all my home data that i care about in a svnd(4). before i got my new
laptop, i had this old laptop which had zero battery life. i can't count
the number of times i accidentally pulled the power cord, but the device
came up successfully each time. now that i've got a working battery, i
can't recall the last time this thing actually crashed completely, but
what i can say is that i've yet to lose the data in that svnd(4).

now, my use of the device is for files, created/modified by me, a
human. milage varies....

now, i do backups all the time though ;) which i'm sure you do as well.


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