Re: [dev] Disk encryption

From: T Taylor Gurney <>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2022 11:54:11 -0500

On Thu, Jun 16, 2022 at 08:55:04AM +0200, Markus Wichmann wrote:
> In any case, you can write your own losetup; it is not the most
> complicated program in the world.

I do intend to. I noticed that ubase doesn't have one.

> I'm also weary of "rolling your own crypto". Unless you are a
> cryptographer, I have never heard that go well.

I have heard of it going well (though admittedly not without major

This person studied cryptography on his own for a while and then decided
to roll his own crypto library. The result is a single .c file, about 3000
lines, which received a favorable third-party audit. I humbly suggest it
as an example of suckless cryptography.

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