[dm-crypt] Cryptsetup FAQ montly pointer 8/13

Arno Wagner arno at wagner.name
Sat Aug 3 19:46:29 CEST 2013


That is not in there by intent as it is not universal,
but distribution-  and kernel-dependent.

Arno

On Sat, Aug 03, 2013 at 08:51:09AM -0500, Robert Nichols wrote:
> On 08/02/2013 04:54 PM, Arno Wagner wrote:
> >The FAQ can be fount on the Web here:
> >   http://code.google.com/p/cryptsetup/wiki/FrequentlyAskedQuestions
> >and in the sources.
> >
> >Changes:
> >- Added section on swap encryption as item 2.2
> 
> Another option for reliably identifying the swap partition is to use
> /dev/disk/by-id/<identifier> to identify the drive by model and serial
> number.  For example, my own swap partition is
> 
>     /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_ST95005620AS_5YX1NEGE-part5
> 
> That should be safe unless I re-purpose that drive and forget to update
> /etc/crypttab.
> 
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