[Pkg-cryptsetup-devel] Re: batch mode?

Jonas Meurer jonas at freesources.org
Fri Feb 3 12:21:12 UTC 2006

On 02/02/2006 gebi at sbox.tugraz.at wrote:
> >i agree with you, only it would be useful for providing a timeout
> >function in cryptdisks. but when the patch for cryptsetup is accepted by
> >clemens, that is quite a better solution.
> I'll test it after my last exam on 6.2 and send it to clemens. We  
> could also put it into dpatch as long as it's not accepted upstream.

yes, but before adding it to the debian package, we should test it.

> >ok, so either we should improve luksformat to support fs images, or
> >grml-crypt needs to be restricted to exactly that. i don't know what you
> >think, but i gues that luksformat is a cleaner implementation.
> luksformat needs perl which could be quite hard in initrd.
> Imho we should hack cryptsetup directly to support filesystemimages.
> Take the evilness at the root ;).

that would be the best ;-)
but why do you want to run luksformat/grml-crypt from the initrd? it's
for formatting a partition, not for opening one. formatting should be
done manually, and never in the boot process, should it?


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