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

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Sat Jul 28 16:45:01 EDT 2012

On Sat, Jul 28, 2012 at 10:26 PM, Heiko Baums <lists at baums-on-web.de> wrote:
> 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.

libcryptsetup is used. I don't see why such an implementation detail should be

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

I was referring to the crypttab page. As I said, I didn't have the
chance to double check this myself, but I noticed that your units were
off, so that would at least be the first thing to check.

> 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.

That's the intention. There might of course be regressions, I'm
looking into that now.

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

Keep your snarky comments to yourself.


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