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SubjectRe: [pkg-cryptsetup-devel] Bug#541835: crypto configuration / dependencies broken
* Randy Dunlap | 2009-08-27 12:34:01 [-0700]:

>> On 27/08/2009 Randy Dunlap wrote:
>> > On Tue, 25 Aug 2009 19:58:52 -0400 Celejar wrote:
>> >
>> > > I'm having a pretty bizarre problem with my kernel crypto
>> > > configuration. I need support for a bog standard LUKS (aes /
>> > > cbc-essiv:sha256) / cryptsetup installation, but even after I enable
>> > > virtually everything in the crypto section of the kernel configs, cbc
>> > > fails to load. All the relevant modules are exist (dm-mod, dm-crypt,
>> > > crypto_blkcipher, crypto_algapi, crypto_hash, aes_generic,
>> > > sha256_generic), but even after modprobing / insmoding
>> > > everything, /proc/crypto shows that aes and sha is there, but not cbc.
>> > >
>> > > The problem has been reproduced (using my kernel config) by Jonas
>> > > Meurer, the Debian cryptsetup maintainer, so it's not just me ;).
>> > > We've tried numerous different kernel versions in the .30 / .31 range.
>> > >
>> > > http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=541835
>> > >
>> > > Does this mean that something else somewhere in the kernel needs to be
>> > > configured but isn't, and the necessary dependency isn't properly
>> > > declared?
>> > >
>> > > My config is at:
>> > > http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?msg=45;filename=config-2.6.31-rc6-lizzie-00042-gb2add73;att=1;bug=541835
>> > >
>> > > [I'm not subscribed to lkml; please cc me on responses]
>> the problem rather is that loading the cbc blockcipher module simply
>> does nothing. the module is listed in /proc/modules, but the blockcipher
>> is still missing from /proc/crypto.
Yes. cbc(aes) is auto-generated once someone requests such a cipher. The
block modes are not listed.

>> the problem is not reproducible with a debian/unstable 2.6.30.6 kernel,
>> even though it has cbc compiled as module as well. but if I recompile
>> the same kernel sources with Celejars kernel .config, the problem
>> occurs. thus it must be related to the kernel config in some way.
It must be the kernel confing since I run .30.stable and it works. I try
to look at it later.

>---
>~Randy

Sebastian


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