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

Heiko Baums lists at baums-on-web.de
Sat Jul 28 14:53:07 EDT 2012

Am Sat, 28 Jul 2012 19:44:01 +0200
schrieb Christoph Vigano <mail at cvigano.de>:

> According to crypttab(5):
> "size=
> Specifies the key size in bits; see cryptsetup(8) for possible values
> and the default value of this option."
> As it is custom in cryptography, key sizes are given in bits, like RSA
> 4096 which means the key is 512 bytes long.
> If your former size argument was given in bytes, convert that number
> to bits and try again.

But you don't want to tell me, that Lennart Poettering also has written
his own dd. If this was really the case then I definitively would call
him mad. But if the new systemd-cryptsetup is using dd then size
wouldn't need to be in bits.

I'll try it anyway.


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