It's a Presidential Mandate, Feds use it. How come you are not using FDE?

Saqib Ali docbook.xml at
Tue Jan 16 11:58:27 EST 2007

> Yes, encrypted disks aren't much good unless the OS also encrypts
> (at least) swap space.  I note that OpenBSD ships with swap-space

I think you are confusing "Disk Encryption" with "Full Disk Encryption
(FDE)". They are two different beast.

FDE encrypts the "entire" boot drive, including the OS, kernel and the
swap space.

Disk Encryption, on the other hand, only encrypts the non-OS portion.


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