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SubjectRe: encrypted swap on loop in 2.4.10-pre12?
"steve j. kondik" wrote:
> i've been using encrypted swap over loopdev using the new cryptoapi
> patches. i just built a 2.4.10-pre12 kernel and i got a panic doing
> mkswap on the loopdev. the mkswap process becomes unkillable after this
> and never finishes. this is repeatable everytime. i've had no problems
> whatsoever until this kernel even under high load.. any ideas? :>

Cryptoapi can't be used to encrypt swap. It has nasties like sleeping in
make_request_fn() and potential memory allocation deadlock.

loop-AES works with encrypted swap. Announcement is here:

Jari Ruusu <>

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