[dm-crypt] Wrong behavior?

Heinz Diehl htd at fancy-poultry.org
Wed Jul 14 08:38:56 CEST 2010


On 14.07.2010, MkFly wrote: 

> Well now I'm wondering, does luksFormat use /dev/urandom for
> master-key generation?

Yes, it does.

>  If so, is there any way to force it to use
> /dev/random instead (aside from generating a keyfile beforehand and
> luksFormat'ing with --master-key-file)?

If I remember correctly, this has been discussed here before, and one of
the main reasons against using /dev/random was that it's blocking when
it's out of entropy.



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