[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 16:26:06 EDT 2012

Am Sat, 28 Jul 2012 21:19:39 +0200
schrieb Tom Gundersen <teg at jklm.no>:

> Just read three man page please, it is documented there. From my
> memory, size is in bits and offset in bytes.
> dd is not used. The key is not written to a temporary file, but
> libcryptsetup reads the relevant portion of the file/device directly.

So what is used or how does it work then? If you make such wide-ranging
and important changes, you probably should document or explain it a bit
more precisely, maybe also in the form of a news announcement.

I read man crypttab, and I read man cryptsetup. And the cryptsetup
parameter size has nothing to do with the key size.

So which other documentation shall I read? You mentioned when you
introduced the syntax change, that only the syntax is changed. So I
must assume that everything else remains at it was.

I mean we're not talking about a font or locale setting, we're talking
about a harddisk encryption.


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