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Re: GRUB & crypto? (& generally, more info on undocumented modules?)

From: Diagon
Subject: Re: GRUB & crypto? (& generally, more info on undocumented modules?)
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:28:08 -0800
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---- On Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:15:32 -0800 Andrei Borzenkov<address@hidden> wrote 
 > В Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:52:46 -0800 
 > Jordan Uggla <address@hidden> пишет: 
 > > Grub can read files from LUKS and GELI volumes, but only FreeBSD's 
 > > kernel currently has a protocol for passing credentials from grub to 
 > > the kernel, so if you're using GNU/Linux and you use grub's LUKS 
 > > support to read your kernel from your LUKS encrypted root, you will 
 > > need to enter your password twice at boot: Once for grub, and again 
 > > for linux. 
 > There are patches to support use of keyfile; this could improve 
 > situation for by allowing shared keyfile between GRUB and Linux and 
 > unattended decryption.

That's interesting.  Could you point me to the patches?

Andrei - Jordan doesn't see a use case for this, though in my point of view I 
just want to get as much into my encrypted disk as possible, leaving as little 
visible as I can.  Do you have a view on this?


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