Can I access the lower files while eCryptfs is mounted?

Asked by Dustin Kirkland  on 2008-09-25

Accessing the lower files during an active eCryptfs mount is somewhat like accessing a block device on which ext3 is mounted. The kernel allows it, and it may work (depending on what you do with the data), but it is not a good idea.

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Dustin Kirkland  (kirkland) said : #1

From the FAQ:

Accessing the lower files during an active eCryptfs mount is somewhat like accessing a block device on which ext3 is mounted. The kernel allows it, and it may work (depending on what you do with the data), but it is not a good idea.