[dm-crypt] 1.6.2 - waiting for zero, luksFormat hung

shmick at riseup.net shmick at riseup.net
Fri Nov 22 12:56:13 CET 2013

Milan Broz:
> On 11/22/2013 09:38 AM, shmick at riseup.net wrote:
>> why does luksFormat succeed using a simple short password and fail with
>> a more complex, longer one ?
>> this occurs in parted magic boot cd from 28-02-2013
> It seems that there is no free download. Sorry, cannot even try it. Ask them.

yes i believe the author of that went through some troubles a while back
- i was not aware you could not download any version anymore

> It works with upstream build, in fact, maximal interactive password length
> can be seen in cryptsetup --help:

mind if i ask which distro you were able to successfully luksFormat to
in cryptsetup 1.6.2 issuing:

cryptsetup --debug --hash sha512 --cipher twofish-xts-plain64
--use-random --key-size 256 --iter-time 2000 luksFormat /dev/md0

what were your compile switches ?

> ...
> Default compiled-in key and passphrase parameters:
>         Maximum keyfile size: 8192kB, Maximum interactive passphrase length 512 (characters)
> Default PBKDF2 iteration time for LUKS: 1000 (ms)
> Milan
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