geom_eli and kbdmux, enemies?

Anders Nordby anders at
Tue May 2 17:36:58 UTC 2006


Just upgraded 6.1-RC2 on my laptop. Having kbdmux now enabled by
default, I was completely unable to boot due to having a geom eli
encrypted filesystem. My encrypted filesystem was initialized with the
geli -b option, to have the kernel ask for passphrase upon boot.

I have tried using geom_eli as a kernel module and having it included in
the kernel. If combined with kbdmux, geom_eli fails to read the
passphrase from the keyboard. Nothing happens. I have to turn off the
laptop, and use a live CD to rescue the system.

By using geli_devices in rc.conf, and having the geli rc script attach
my encrypted filesystem, I can type the passphrase just fine. But then
it's a userland program asking for it.

I can live with that, but I take it this is a bug that should be fixed?
Should be fixed before 6.1 is out the door?



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