[Pkg-cryptsetup-devel] Bug#465902: cryptroot remote unlocking on boot feature

debian at x.ray.net debian at x.ray.net
Fri Feb 15 14:47:42 UTC 2008

Package: cryptsetup
Version: 2:1.0.6~pre1-1
Severity: wishlist
Tags: patch

this patch is part of three patches (initramfs-tools, cryptsetup, 
dropbear) which enable mkinitramfs to create initramfss that provide the 
ability to log in and unlock a cryptroot during the boot process from 
remote via ssh.

in the initramfs scripts, the target might be unlocked (from remote) in 
the background. so on non-successful cryptsetup exit, check whether the 
target is unlocked, only otherwise act on it as a failure.
for this unlocking in the background (and if successful, killing the 
waiting cryptsetup), the cryptcreate script is added.
to call this unlocking script from remote, dropbear has to be added to 
the initramfs, so dropbear is added to the suggested list.
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