Reliance Nitro 5.1 - A sneak peek

Posted by: Thom Denholm

We’ve been hard at work over the past few months updating Reliance Nitro, and we’re excited to announce that we will be releasing 5.1 next month. Here’s a look at what’s in store:

  • Fscrypt support

The Linux fscrypt framework is a high-level tool for management of Linux file system encryption. This allows encryption at the folder level, and differing encryptions on a files system, instead of the block based whole-media encryption provided by dmcrypt and others.

One of the biggest reasons this is important is because Google is making this a requirement for future releases of the Android operating environment. After our release next month, the only Linux file systems that support this feature are: Reliance Nitro, ext4, F2FS and UBIFS.

Another great thing about supporting the framework is the benefits of the underlying Linux encryption modules. For instance, the 5.0 Linux kernel enabled Adiantum low-power encryption library, which is perfect for Datalight's embedded customers.

  • Additional Linux Kernel Support

Different embedded platforms and designs require different kernels, and it has always been our mission to provide the most up-to-date reliable file system on a wide range of those kernels. To the eldest kernel supported, 2.6.32, we have added recent kernels up through 5.0 (released earlier this year).

  • Updated Reliance Nitro Windows Driver

Our customers have noted their need for support of the GUID Partition Table (GPT), which has been supported by Reliance Nitro for a while. We have added that support to the Reliance Nitro Windows Driver (RNWD), and that will be provided with this release. RNWD will support Microsoft Windows 10 in both 32- and 64-bit versions.

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