[cryptography] Just how bad is OpenSSL ?
noloader at gmail.com
Wed Oct 31 17:25:08 EDT 2012
On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 11:29 AM, Thierry Moreau
<thierry.moreau at connotech.com> wrote:
> Solar Designer wrote:
>> On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 04:06:58PM -0400, Jeffrey Walton wrote:
>>> The OpenSSL cleanse() function will likely fail on BIOs created from
>>> storage and memory mapped files when used on SSDs due to write
>>> leveling and on-controller compression. If write leveling goes away,
>>> it looks like cleanse() will still fail due to compression. Hence the
>>> need for random, non-compressible data.
>> Not overwriting the same location may also happen due to journaling
> Isn't memory-space cleanse() isolated from file system specifics except for
> the swap space?
> Is the SSD technology used for swap state in any of the OS distributions?
Its a standard upgrade option from the Apple Store:
128GB Solid State Drive [Add $100.00]
256GB Solid State Drive [Add $400.00]
512GB Solid State Drive [Add $900.00]
SSDs are an option for Dell and Gateway (and likely many other manufactures).
I also know a few folks who have swapped out their SATA drives. All
Windows machines, though.
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