[arch-projects] [initscripts][RFC] cryptsetup: deprecate old syntax and default to the systemd one

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Fri Aug 3 16:49:46 EDT 2012

On Sun, Jul 29, 2012 at 12:09 AM, Tom Gundersen <teg at jklm.no> wrote:
> Thanks to Heiko for bringing this up, and everyone else for their
> helpful comments. I think I now understand the situation. This is, as
> far as I can tell, not a bug. However, contrary to what I thought,
> this use-case is not yet covered by the new format.
> This has been said by others, but just to make sure I get this right:
> The size= parameter gives the key size in bits, and there is no
> parameter to specify the keyfile size.
> When using PLAIN encryption, the keyfile size (in bytes) is calculated
> from the key size. However, on LUKS encryption this is (obviously) not
> possible, which is what I had not noticed until now.
> I suspect that what we need to do is to add a keyfile-size= parameter.

FYI, this was just added upstream:


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