Re: [PATCH] NEWS: cleartext indexing

Subject: Re: [PATCH] NEWS: cleartext indexing

Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2017 15:44:24 -0500

To: Daniel Kahn Gillmor,


From: Antoine Beaupré

Another thing I forgot. You mentioned dedicated LUKS partitions as an
example solution. I wonder if you know about the `tomb` and `ctmg`
projects which more or less implement those features as commandline tool

Tomb is a simple shell-script wrapper around cryptsetup to easily create
and manage loop-mounted LUKS partitions:

An example use of this for notmuch would be the `pass-tomb` extension to
the `pass` password manager, which uses tomb to hide password entries
when not in use:

CTMG is basically the same thing but written by Donenfeld instead of

Both require root to run. In both cases, my primary concern would be how
to manage the size of the LUKS partition just right: it shouldn't take
up space needlessly, but then it needs to expand when new space is
needed. As far as I know, none of those tools elegantly solve that
problem, except maybe the new ext4 encryption system...

Thanks again for this precious patchset, I hope it gets rolled in soon!
0.26 will be even more amazing it gets shipped with this.


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