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Old 05-24-2006, 08:07 AM   #1
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dmcrypt+luks - Benchmarks

I am planning to encrypt my home directory on my laptop using dmcrypt+luks.
I am interesting in performance degradation comparing to an unencrypted file system.
Does anyone have some benchmark data? Are there any test results available?

On my windows system I am using truecrypt ( and with some syntactical benchmarks I noted around 25-30 performance degradation (hdd read/write).

I have also a second question: is it necessary from a security point of view to encrypt the swap partition? why?



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