New Features & Improvements for the 0.10 release series:
- Experimental Windows support
- Integrity checks ensure you notice when someone modifies your file system.
- File system nodes (files, directories, symlinks) store a parent pointer to the directory that contains them. This information can be used in later versions to resolve some synchronization conflicts.
- Allow mounting using system mount tool and /etc/fstab (e.g. mount -t fuse.cryfs basedir mountdir)
- Performance improvements
- Use relatime instead of strictatime (further performance improvement)
- Pass fuse options directly to cryfs (i.e. 'cryfs basedir mountdir -o allow_other' instead of 'cryfs basedir mountdir -- -o allow_other')
- CryFS tells the operating system to lock the encryption key to memory, i.e. not swap it to the disk (note: this is best-effort and cannot be guaranteed. Hibernation, for example, will still write the encryption key to the disk).
- New block size options: 4KB and 16KB
- New default block size: 16KB. This should decrease the size of the ciphertext directory for most users.
- Increased scrypt hardness to (N=1048576, r=4, p=8) to make it harder to crack the key while allowing cryfs to take advantage of multicore machines.
- cryfs-unmount tool to unmount filesystems
dushows correct file system size on Mac OS X.
- On Mac OS X, Finder shows the correct name for the mount directory