[CentOS] issue_discards in lvm.conf

Thu Jun 12 14:35:26 UTC 2014
James B. Byrne <byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca>

On Wed, June 11, 2014 18:31, Frank Cox wrote:
> I decided that the next time I reformatted my main desktop computer (this one)
> I would have a ssd installed in it to use for the boot drive.  Now that Centos
> 7 is on the horizon, I'm thinking that the time is approaching when I'll want
> to do that.

I have a question about SSD respecting security.  Recently I have been
investigating sanitizing these devices, together with 'smart-phones, tablets
and pads which use flash memory persistent storage. Not to mention the
ubiquitous USB 'memory stick'.  I have come to the rather unsettling
conclusion that it is effectively impossible to 'sanitize' these things short
of complete and utter physical destruction, preferably by incineration.  Is
this in fact the case?

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