[dm-crypt] luksAddKey successful but not working

Arno Wagner arno at wagner.name
Fri May 31 17:53:44 CEST 2013


Hi Leam,

On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 10:55:33AM -0400, leam hall wrote:
> Okay, progress. And yeah, I dwaddled on reading the FAQ.  :(

It is a bit complex by now. Maybe I will feel bored some day
and make it a proper manual. 

> I think this works, the volume mounts on boot. However, if I use isLuks on
> the /dev/mapper/<volume> it is not. If I use it on the underlying
> partition  (/dev/sdc1) it gives no response and "echo $?" gives a 0.

Add a '-v' to get a human-readable output from isLuks.
But, yes, "0" is "success" as by normal Unix exit-code
conventions.

> So, am I correct in thinking that the volume is LUKS encrypted? How would
> you actually test that? I'm only at 2.8 on the FAQ.  :)

Yes.  

Arno


 
> Leam
> 
> 
> 
> On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 10:09 AM, leam hall <leamhall at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > I can build a new box without an encrypted volume, build the volume, and
> > have the server ask for the password on boot. What is currently failing is
> > reading the keyfile so that it doesn't ask for a password. What part of the
> > program/process deals with that?
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > Leam
> >
> >
> > On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 11:36 AM, leam hall <leamhall at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> I have a support ticket with RH open now. So far I am not sure it is a
> >> bug. It may well just be my misunderstanding. If it does turn out to be a
> >> bug I will file it.
> >>
> >> Thanks!
> >>
> >> Leam
> >>
> >>
> >> On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 11:28 AM, Milan Broz <gmazyland at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>> On 05/22/2013 04:33 PM, Arno Wagner wrote:
> >>> > A look into the man-page of cryptsetup shows that luksAddKey does
> >>> > not write the key-file, but reads it. I am surprised though that
> >>> > cryptsetup does not complain that the file is missing. With my
> >>> > system (cryptsetup 1.6.0) it does:
> >>> >
> >>> > # cryptsetup luksAddKey /dev/loop0 keyfile
> >>> > Enter any passphrase:
> >>> > Failed to open key file.    <---
> >>> > #
> >>>
> >>> RHEL5 has very old cryptsetup (based on 1.0.3 version) and it is
> >>> impossible
> >>> to rebase there to a new version.
> >>> You can create a bug requesting to fix this issue in RH bugzilla
> >>> though...
> >>>
> >>> Milan
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> >
> >
> >
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> 
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