[dm-crypt] Password is not accepted
Karl O. Pinc
kop at meme.com
Wed Sep 21 04:03:56 CEST 2011
On 09/20/2011 06:43:54 PM, Arno Wagner wrote:
> Very strange indeed. Is this repeatable?
This is strictly an FYI in case anyone's interested.
This seems like a good time to mention a similar strange
issue. I've chalked it up to too-new hardware and have
yet to try with the latest kernel.org kernel, but running
Debian Squeeze, with either the stock 2.6.32 kernel or the
backports 2.6.39 kernel I see failure to enter the
luks password. This is on an Acer Aspire One D255E-13647
with a manufacture date of 2011-01.
This is all driven by the initramfs. What happens is that,
sometimes, the screen goes black for perhaps 15 or more
seconds starting about 3 or 4 seconds after the luks
password prompt. Attempts to enter the password or portion
thereof during this time always result in failure.
I believe I've seen the same problem without the screen
going black as well. If I wait a long time to enter the
password all is well.
In any case I've not tracked the details closely and
am waiting until I get around to trying a newer kernel
to see if the problem goes away.
> Meybe a thermal issue with RAM, CPU or PSU that has the
> password iterations fail when cold and work when warmed
> up? For CPU/RAM this would be strance as cold CMOS
> circuits work better than hot ones. For the PSU, it
> is possible that failing capacitors reconstiture a bit
> after warm up. Anyways, sounds like a hardware issue to
> On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 09:13:32PM +0200, Ask Me wrote:
> > Hi
> > Now I'm having a strange problem. First I thought that I was
> old and had forgot my password but now it happens more then once.
> > When I reboot my computer and try to open my encrypted device with
> "cryptsetup luksOpen /dev/vg_home/home_private lv_encr" I get the
> message that my password is not accepted.
> > But if I reboot it again and wait for a few minutes and try the
> command again it's successful.
> > Is it possible that it needs time to activate? It's a LVM array.
> my /tmp and swap is encrypted at boot and they works (I hope =) )
> > My setup is
> > sda1 -> LVM -> dm_crypt -> xfs
> > //Martin
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