[arch-projects] [PATCH initscripts 0/4] allow random seed to be loaded before cryptsetup

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Tue Mar 13 22:13:52 EDT 2012

On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 1:53 AM, Matthew Monaco <dgbaley27 at 0x01b.net> wrote:
> On 03/13/2012 07:46 PM, Tom Gundersen wrote:
>> However, patch 3 (implementing the FS) has an issue (which is the
>> reason this has not been implemented yet). That is, it will not work
>> as expected if /var is encrypted.
> This is why prior to cryptsetup is just an attempt. If that isn't possible, then
> it's still performed in the same spot as before.

Yeah, your approach is strictly speaking better than what we have now,
and if there was no other way I'd go with it. However, since it still
leaves out one usecase (encrypted /var + encrypted swap) that can be
fixed by reshuffling the crypttab stuff a bit, I'd rather we do that.


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