Bug#350922: [Pkg-cryptsetup-devel] Bug#350922: not existant

gebi at sbox.tugraz.at gebi at sbox.tugraz.at
Thu Feb 2 16:58:47 UTC 2006

Quoting Jonas Meurer <jonas at freesources.org>:

> there simply is no prechecks/swap script available. the cryptsetup
> sources provide a rough idea of one, but it's far from good.
> though, a postchecks/swap script exists.

That broughts to the question, what's the difference between pre and  
Imho there is none for filesystem-checks.... only the interpretation  
of the return-values are different.

> if you've an idea about how to precheck swap devices, or want to improve
> the skeleton from the cryptsetup sources, please feel free to provide a
> patch.

What exactly should a precheck for swap do?
Imho it should check if there is _any_ valied filesystem on the  
swappartition and refuses to format it if there is any (because swap  
is really dangerous in this situation).

Michael Gebetsroither

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