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Re: Encrypted root questions

From: Alex Hornung <ahornung@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 07:00:33 +0000

I'm assuming you are using the 'master' branch, otherwise the dm_target_crypt_load="YES" is not necessary. For whatever it's worth, I've added a task to google code-in a few weeks ago to document all this dm stuff, both cryptsetup and lvm, basically. Hopefully there will be a taker.

For encrypted swap you definitely should be running the 'master' branch, as the release dm_target_crypt, while it supports it, would have problems under memory pressure. In any case: to set it up, you'd use the /etc/crypttab file; just add a line a la:

swap /dev/da0s1b none none

or, possibly, setting a keyfile, if that's what you'd like to use, as the third parameter. Man page should help you out on that. Then just add the following line to fstab:

/dev/mapper/swap none swap sw 1 0

and you'll be all set up.

Alex Hornung

On 13/12/2010 06:24, Tim Darby wrote:
I'm trying to set up an encrypted root filesystem with disk A containing /boot and swap and disk B containing the encrypted root. Having never done this before, I figured I'd use /share/examples/rconfig/encrypted_root.sh as a guide. However, I ran into a couple of snags, so maybe someone can tell me what I'm doing wrong.

First, this command appears to have a typo:

cryptsetup -y luksFormat /dev/${disk}s1 <== shouldn't this be "s1d"?

Second, in these lines for loader.conf:


initrd.img_type="md_image" vfs.root.mountfrom="ufs:md0s0"


This failed for me during boot right after it prompted me for the passphrase. Eventually, I realized that it was not able to find dm_target_crypt.ko at the point where it was trying to open the encrypted filesytem and I was only able to get the machine to successfully boot all the way by adding the line:


I'm also interested in encrypted swap. Is there anything tricky about setting that up?



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