[pkg-cryptsetup-devel] Bug#601314: Bug#601314: Bug#601314: please allow adding extra devices to conf.d/cryptsetup in your hook script

Jonas Meurer jonas at freesources.org
Wed Mar 23 14:28:04 UTC 2011

Hello Marc,

On 27/02/2011 Jonas wrote:
> On 27/02/2011 Marc Haber wrote:
> > On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 04:12:07PM +0100, Jonas Meurer wrote:
> > > To be honest, this sounds like a rather special setup to me.
> > 
> > It is special, but very useful. Nobody uses it because it is so hard
> > to do.
> > 
> > > Your setup sounds like a keyscript would be the perfect solution for
> > > you. Why not simply write a keyscript which does all preliminary steps
> > > and outputs the key?
> > 
> > Because the cryptsetup initramfs tools do a very good job interacting
> > with plymouth, which would have to be reimplemented in the keyscript.
> I guess this is not necessary if you use askpass for interactive
> passphrase prompting in your keyscript. askpass has support for usplash
> and plymouth.

Did you consider to write a custom keyscript using the askpass (and
maybe even passdev) script? It would be great to know your opinion on

In my opinion this is the best implementation for your setup. I still
don't like the idea to add complex options to crypttab and/or initramfs
configuration to setup the order of device unlocking.

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