Moving Baloo forward

Nicolás Alvarez nicolas.alvarez at
Sat Feb 22 00:00:07 GMT 2014

2014-02-21 20:30 GMT-03:00 Sebastian Kügler <sebas at>:
> On Thursday, February 20, 2014 08:58:48 GEO wrote:
>> Maybe a strange idea, but it would resolve the privacy problem: Baloo could
>> optionally encrypt all the attributes using a user defined password, meaning
>> baloo stores encrypted strings as file attributes. I have no experience
>> with file attributes, but I suppose the performance of search queries would
>> suck, because of the decryption.
> Use an encrypted filesystem. :)

That's a solution for a different problem. The problem in discussion
is when you copy a file (perhaps to an unencrypted pendrive) unaware
that you're also copying xattrs/metadata. Encrypting your main
filesystem doesn't help with that.


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