Attaching GELI device on boot

Stephan Schindel sts at
Sun Mar 24 16:35:36 UTC 2013

Thank you for your answer.

> Are you sure that "It" is the geli rc script and not the kernel
> itself which could happen if the BOOT flag was set on ada1.

I tried (un)setting the BOOT flag. With boot flag no key files are 
defined in loader.conf, which is fine:

ada1 at ata5 bus 0 scbus5 target 0 lun 0
ada1: <WDC WD5000AAJS-00TKA0 12.01C01> ATA-7 SATA 2.x device
ada1: 300.000MB/s transfers (SATA 2.x, UDMA5, PIO 8192bytes)
ada1: 476940MB (976773168 512 byte sectors: 16H 63S/T 16383C)
ada1: Previously was known as ad10
GEOM_ELI: Found no key files in loader.conf for ada1.

Unsetting the BOOT flag does not work either.

> Does this result in the "Configuring Disk Encryption for ..." message?

Yes. Three times (default amount of tries).


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