[Pkg-cryptsetup-devel] Bug#411784: Bug#411784: ext2 fs identified as mimix fs

David Härdeman david at hardeman.nu
Mon Sep 10 06:52:42 UTC 2007

On Sun, September 9, 2007 12:50, arno wrote:
> Le Sunday 09 September 2007, à 12:03:31PM +0200, arno a écrit :
>> Hi,
>> I have the same problem; not on my swap partition, but on my home
>> partition
>> (ext3).
> Is it possible, as crypted partitions are random, that they sometimes look
> like
> valid partitions, and therefore /lib/cryptsetup/checks/un_vol_id reports
> erroneous result ?


> But why do random data look more like minix than any other filesystem ?

Because Minix has a very short signature located in an unfortunate
location (one that changes frequently on disk).

We will perhaps have to filter minix in un_vol_id since it seems more
likely that someone would have a misdetected fs rather than having a real
minix fs.

David Härdeman

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