[pkg-cryptsetup-devel] Bug#694499: breaks when used together with cryptsetup

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Tue Nov 27 07:51:16 UTC 2012

reassign 694499 cryptsetup
severity 694499 important
tags 694499 patch
user ubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com
usertags 694499 ubuntu-patch raring

On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 01:04:05AM +0100, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> (not sure whether this is a bug in the upstart files in cryptsetup or
> upstart)

> When using upstart together with cryptsetup, upstart hangs waiting for
> startpar right after boot. I also get an error on the console
> from initctl complaining that DEVNAME is not a valid level.

This is a bug in cryptsetup.  The cryptsetup package ships upstart jobs
under names that match the names of the pre-existing init scripts.  The
problem is that the upstart jobs and init scripts *are not equivalent*.  The
upstart job /etc/init/cryptdisks-early.conf creates one job instance per
crypto device.  This means that it does *not* generate the event necessary
to tell startpar that dependencies on /etc/init.d/cryptdisks-early are
satisfied, and so startpar, which knows about the upstart job, hangs
indefinitely waiting for a non-instance cryptdisks-early event which will
never occur.

I've attached a patch which corrects this, as well as correcting a shutdown
hang with cryptsetup.  Jonas, could you please apply this to cryptsetup in

N.B., I believe cryptsetup is exempted from the requirement in Policy 9.11
to have upstart jobs carry "the same name as and equivalent functionality
to" the init script, because this integrates with /etc/rcS.d.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
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slangasek at ubuntu.com                                     vorlon at debian.org
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