Contributed by johan on from the these-are-not-the-blobs-you-are-looking-for dept.
Federico Biancuzzi once again had interviews with a number of OpenBSD developers for the upcoming release.
Here is a short excerpt from the article:
Crypto support for softraid? Please tell us everything about it!
Marco Peereboom: The crypto softraid discipline was written by Hans-Joerg Hoexer after Damien Miller added AES-XTS (tweakable block cypher geared towards disk encryption) support. During the general hackathon we were able to sit next to each other so that Damien Miller could answer AES-XTS specific questions and I could answer softraid specific questions. This enabled Hans-Joerg to make very rapid progress and he was able to get the code enabled albeit still experimental. The reason for it being marked that way is because we still lack the tools to manage the crypto discipline properly (think changing passwords, boot support etc). It has been put through its paces by quite a few folks and it seems to work just fine. More testing is obviously always welcome.
Read the article to find out more about the changes between 4.3 and 4.4, including: a higher precision math library, NFS changes, PF state logic changes, updates to the sensors framework, and more!
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