[dm-crypt] openLuks failing - semaphore weird bug involved ?

Arno Wagner arno at wagner.name
Fri Sep 9 18:19:10 CEST 2011


On Thu, Sep 08, 2011 at 05:21:35PM -0500, Karl O. Pinc wrote:
> On 09/08/2011 04:53:45 PM, Claudio Moretti wrote:
> > well, you were lucky you lost only unimportant data :) there were a
> > lot of people, first of all: me, who did not backup their header on
> > the main system.. And they (read: me) lost access to their home
> > partition because the only place where the passphrase had been stored
> > was.. the damaged root partition..
> > And that's how i learned i should back up headers (lol)
> 
> As I'm sure has been said by others: it's a lot more important
> to back up your _data_ than to backup the luks header.

Indeed. 
 
> To paraphrase R. Crumb: "It is better to have data
> in times of no luks header than it is to have a luks header
> in times of no data."

;-)==)

Arno
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