[Pkg-cryptsetup-devel] Implementing a robust check-system

gebi at sbox.tugraz.at gebi at sbox.tugraz.at
Sat Feb 4 23:10:22 UTC 2006

Quoting Jonas Meurer <jonas at freesources.org>:

> but still i would provide them as optional ones. fsck -T at least checks
> for all filesystems that fsck knows of, and i guess that this is enough
> for now. don't you think so?

we should test fsck -T on as many boxes as possible.

> you didn't understand my objections. imagine the situation, that lvm
> _is_ started, and a logical volume is used as swap. this lv may have the
> device /dev/vg00/swap. this is not a physical partition, therefore the
> check for partition type will fail.

ah ok, i understand...

> but still it should be able to use
> it as encrypted swap. therefore we need some possibility to allow swap
> partitions on non-physical partitions.
> that's why i'dd like to keep the option of a (incomplete) fs precheck.

ok, you'r right.

> yes, that is what i'dd like to see ;-)
> and i would not activate this precheck per default, only make it
> optionally available.


>> yes could be done, as a check for the most used filesystems under linux.
>> But imho we should bring our users to the point where they give us a
>> postcheck for plain cryptsetup. Because only with this it's possible
>> to produce a reliable check for both ways (fals partition, false pw).
> aggreed.

ok so we allow precheck for plain cryptsetup also?


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