Latest PEFS release (2016.06.11) includes a number of significant performance and stability improvements. Among them:
Shared vnode locking made it possible to fully utilize underling file system and “in real life” workloads, while previous PEFS versions did not support concurrent read access to files and directories. Dircache has also been refactored to eliminate lock contention and facilitate concurrent access. FPU races that could have potentially resulted in the cryptographic operations slowdown were fixed in current release. These improvements proved to be most useful in multi-user server environment.
We are excited to announce an official launch of PEFS website: pefs.io!
PEFS (Private Encrypted File System) is a kernel level stacked cryptographic file system for FreeBSD.
The purpose of the website is to provide our visitors with the most relevant and up-to-date information about PEFS project development, and promote PEFS beyond the open-source community.
In this blog, we are planning to publish the latest news about PEFS as well as our thoughts on secure data storage and cryptography topics.
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