geli password prompt does not work

Pawel Jakub Dawidek pjd at
Wed Apr 26 20:57:28 UTC 2006

On Wed, Apr 26, 2006 at 10:31:38PM +0200, Martin wrote:
+> Pawel Jakub Dawidek wrote:
+> > Could you send me the output of:
+> > 
+> > 	# geli dump /dev/<foo> | head -10
+> Metadata on /dev/ad0s2g:
+>      magic: GEOM::ELI
+>    version: 0
+>      flags: 0x2
+>       algo: AES
+>     keylen: 128
+>   provsize: 6475562496
+> sectorsize: 4096
+>       keys: 0x01
+> iterations: 46459
+> > Also, please increase debug level to 1 (kern.geom.eli.debug) and send me
+> > what is printed on the console as well.
+> When it works, it looks like this:
+> GEOM_ELI[1]: Using Master Key 0 for ad0s2g.
+> GEOM_ELI[1]: Creating device ad0s2g.eli.
+> GEOM_ELI[0]: Device ad0s2g.eli created.
+> GEOM_ELI[0]:     Cipher: AES
+> GEOM_ELI[0]: Key length: 128
+> GEOM_ELI[0]:     Crypto: software
+> GEOM_ELI[1]: Thread g_eli[0] ad0s2g started.
+> I get no output while using the new kernel. I found out that
+> I can scroll up and down (scroll lock), so the kernel is
+> not frozen, as I thought previously.

Flags field suggest that you were giving the passphrase on boot, before
root file system was mounted. Is that right?

Can you enter DDB, look for g_event and g_eli_worker processes PIDs in
'ps' output and send me the output of 'trace <pid>' for both of them?
You can enter debugger with ctrl+alt+del if you have DDB compiled into
the kernel.

Could you also put kern.geom.debugflags=1 and kern.geom.eli.debug=3 into
/boot/loader.conf and send me the output as well?

Pawel Jakub Dawidek             
pjd at                 
FreeBSD committer                         Am I Evil? Yes, I Am!
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 187 bytes
Desc: not available
Url :

More information about the freebsd-stable mailing list