[dm-crypt] Reading the serial number of an HDD encrypted with dm-crypt

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Fri Jun 23 17:36:24 CEST 2017

On Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 07:01:28AM -0700, Rehan Iftikhar wrote:
> Hello
> if I plug in an HDD that is encrypted with dm-crypt should I be able to use
> tools like lsblk or udevadm to get the HDD's manufacturers serial number
> *before* I decrypt the device?

Yes, you can easily get the hardware serial number. LUKS only protects
the disk sectors - the serial number is accessed via SCSI commands and
so not affected by disk sector encryption.

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