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Re: Bug#397872: debian-installer: Encryption on top of software RAID broken in daily build

On Fri, November 10, 2006 15:53, Mike Paul said:
> On Fri, 2006-11-10 at 09:09 +0100, David Härdeman wrote:
>> On Fri, November 10, 2006 8:25, Miroslav Kure said:
>> > On Thu, Nov 09, 2006 at 10:47:25PM -0500, Mike Paul wrote:
>> >> Problem description:
>> >>
>> >>   The partitioner treats the resulting encrypted volume like a raw
>> hard
>> >>   drive -- it wants to put a partition table on it, and there's no
>> way
>> >>   to use it directly as e.g. swapspace or a physical volume for LVM.
>> >
>> > Seems like a duplicate of #393728
>> Indeed, and fixing it would probably require major surgery to partman-md
>> so that it doesn't wipe and recreate its state each time partman
>> restarts.
>> Perhaps we need to disable crypto-on-md for Etch...(as Max said in
>> #393728)
> Oops, yes, it's a duplicate.  I didn't realize partman-crypto is a
> separate package, or I'd have checked its existing bug reports.
> Crypto-on-md works correctly in beta3 though...  how could it have
> gotten into a state where major surgery is needed to get it back?  :-/

That was based on Max's analysis of the underlying problems, so not
first-hand knowledge. There might be a simpler root cause though.

I'm not sure when I'll have time to investigate this further...

David Härdeman

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