[pkg-cryptsetup-devel] Bug#624828: Bug#624828: cryptsetup ignores --size option

Jonas Meurer jonas at freesources.org
Mon May 9 23:44:51 UTC 2011

Hey Milan,

On 02/05/2011 Milan Broz wrote:
> On 05/01/2011 11:38 PM, RW Penney wrote:
> > The '--size' option to cryptsetup is supposed to allow one to choose
> > a subset of a block device when configuring an encrypted device-mapper target.
> Hm. This is unintended change when switching to new api (internally),
> upstream bug. (Moreover that option was not documented properly.)
> You can workaround it by subsequent "cryptsetup resize" command for now.
> Anyway, I think this is quite confusing option (you cannot specify start offset,
> so you can just limit end of device, not the mapped start), for these types
> of operation is dmsetup more versatile.

Am I right, that you fixed this bug with a workaround in svn commit 518?

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