[pkg-cryptsetup-devel] Bug#759588: Bug#759588: release-notes: Disk encrypted with cryptsetup LUKS whirlpool needs to be migrated manually

Osamu Aoki osamu at debian.org
Thu Sep 11 14:43:35 UTC 2014


On Mon, Sep 08, 2014 at 04:10:46PM +0200, Jonas Meurer wrote:
> Hello,
> Am 2014-08-28 21:23, schrieb Frank Lin PIAT:
> >Package: release-notes
> >Severity: normal
> Thanks for reporting this to release notes.
> >Quoting cryptsetup's NEWS file:
> >
> >I must tell that I don't know if whirlpool is the default crypo or not.
> Whirlpool is not the default cryptographic hash function used, and has never
> been. Nevertheless it's a good idea to add a short hint regarding the
> whirlpool bug to release notes.

If whirlpool was not the one used by d-i and if we are going to mention
it in release note, we should mention "Use of whirlpool is unusual setup
only generated by the manual user action".  Otherwise, the documentation
causes unnecessary worry to many.



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