[dm-crypt] KISS (was disappearing luks header and other mysteries)

Arno Wagner arno at wagner.name
Tue Sep 16 10:07:32 CEST 2014

On Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 08:39:45 CEST, Heinz Diehl wrote:
> On 16.09.2014, Boylan, Ross wrote: 
> > 1. Partition
> > 2. RAID
> > 3. LVM 
> > 4. LUKS
> > That is decidedly too many. KISS is not even in the building
> > anymore with that.
> It is. Every single process does one thing. The problem is that most
> of the distributions out there automatically install LVM. In my case,
> I always chose four primary partitions manually, because they fit my
> needs and are simple to manage, while not adding more complexity than
> neccessary (/, /boot, /home, swap).

The primary indicator that it is too complex is that debugging
this fails. There is siome modern "engineering" faction that 
likes to pile up complexity until things start to fail. This is
a symptom.

Arno Wagner,     Dr. sc. techn., Dipl. Inform.,    Email: arno at wagner.name
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