[pkg-cryptsetup-devel] Bug#626641: Bug#626641: Bug#626641: cryptsetup: bug #587220 re-introduced

Jonas Meurer jonas at freesources.org
Sat May 21 12:13:41 UTC 2011


On 20/05/2011 Christoph Anton Mitterer wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-05-17 at 13:48 +0200, Jonas Meurer wrote:
> > - cryptsetup is not the only userspace tool which manages dm-crypt
> >   devices. Low-level tools like dmsetup, udev, hal; commandline tools
> >   like cryptmount and gui applications like gnome-mount etc. might
> >   unlock/lock encrypted devices as well.
> That's a good point, I've completely forgot, when I've said in another
> email, that I _could_ live with a cryptsetup package whose removal fails
> if the are still open devices left.
> > - the cryptdisks initscript only manages dm-crypt devices which are
> >   listed in the crypttab. Therefore otherwise unlocked devices are
> >   ignored.
> Though this is another issue:
> Wouldn't it make sense to try at the very end "just before
> shutdown/reboot" to close any remaining _non managed_ dm-crypt devices?

I much prefer the solution that the cryptdisks initscripts manage only
the devices they're taught to take care of. In other words only the
devices listed in crypttab.

I see the point that devices might be open that aren't closed properly
at shutdown, but first I assume that kernel closes them, and second I
don't want to start messing around with devices which are not properly
closed by other software for whatever reason.

> > Sorry Christoph, but this is simply not an option.
> Out of curiosity: Did someone from the policy guys came and request this
> from you? Cause we had it that way for some time now.

Not "policy guys" as these don't exist. every maintainer is responsible
for keeping her/his packages policy compliant. but yes, there was a
bugreport: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=625468

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