GBDE filesystem not recognised in 5.3-BETA5?

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Mon Sep 20 10:26:57 PDT 2004

In message <414EB0D1.4020004 at>, Jeremy Faulkner writes:
>Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>> In message <20040919171951.GX1538 at>, Ceri Davies writes:
>>>I'm seeing a pretty major regression between 5.3-BETA1 and 5.3-BETA5.
>>>I'm also hoping that I have done something stupid, but I don't see what.
>> How many keys have you defined for that GBDE partition ?  This is
>> the "max_keys" parameter you gave to "gbde init".  If you specified
>> a number less than 4 you should backup your partition, boot BETA5,
>> run gbde init again, and then restore your data.
>The discussion on geom@ implied the problem was for less than 4 keys, as 
>you have stated. But the recent BETA5 announcement states 4 or less 
>keys. As someone using the default number of 4 keys, I'd like to verify 
>whether or not I need to reinitialize my gbde partition.

There is no problem if you have 4 keys.

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