Re: how to enable trim for an external encrypted SSD?
- Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2017 07:00:37 +0000 (UTC)
- From: Joerg Desch <news@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: how to enable trim for an external encrypted SSD?
Am Mon, 06 Nov 2017 14:28:32 +0100 schrieb Christian Seiler:
> But all that doesn't really help you if the underlying LUKS container
> isn't opened with the discard option set. And as far as I know there is
> no possibility of tagging a LUKS container with that option, you must
> always supply that option to the cryptsetup command (which is done
> implicitly via /etc/crypttab).
Thanks for your detailed and extensive answer. That's exactly the answer
I was afraid of. ;-)
So I will add an entry to the /etc/crypttab and hope that fstrim will do
it's job. All system without a modified crypttab should mount the device
but fstrim will fail. I think I can live with that solution.
> You could ask the LUKS developers to include an additional flag in their
> headers that allows you to specify that this volume should be opened
> with discards allowed by default
That is a good idea. I think I will write an ticket for that.