[Pkg-cryptsetup-devel] Bug#466573: Bug#466573: Bug#466573: cryptsetup: 2.6.25-rc2 does not boot due to "Error allocating crypto tfm"

Jonas Meurer jonas at freesources.org
Wed Feb 20 11:37:29 UTC 2008

On 19/02/2008 David Härdeman wrote:
> >using kernel 2.6.25-rc2-amd64 from Debian-Kernel, I can't boot on my system because it is 
> >not possible to open my LUKS root (/).
> >
> >The encountered error is the following (boot option quiet):
> >-------- Boot Log transcription --------
> >Enter LUKS passphrase:
> >device-mapper: table: 254:0: crypt: Error allocating crypto tfm
> >Command failed: No key available with this passphrase.
> This probably means that the necessary crypto modules are not present in 
> the initramfs image or that they weren't loaded as appropriate.


It seems like blkcipher module was renamed to crypto_blkcipher in
2.6.25. See http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=120350670529028&w=2
for reference.

Not sure though, whether this is the real issue here, as according to
Didiert the crypto_blkcipher module is included in the initramfs.


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