[dm-crypt] /etc/crypttab not needed?

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Fri Jan 20 16:38:44 CET 2012

Am 20.01.2012 16:18, schrieb Markus Melms:
> Hi,
> what is the advantage of using /etc/crypttab?
> When I was using it, I got errors during shutdown: "stopping early
> crypto disks failed". This sounds sensible since the root-fs is
> encrypted.
> Now that I'm not using it, disks still get mounted on startup and the
> error during shutdown is gone.
> Is it ok to not use /etc/crypttab? I'd rather not use it, makes it
> easier for me to synchronise /etc between different clients.

crypttab is not a part or feature of cryptsetup. Ask the Debian people
about it.

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