geli problems after installkernel & installworld

Pawel Jakub Dawidek pjd at
Sat Jan 15 21:31:15 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 10:00:19PM +0100, Christopher J. Ruwe wrote:
> I use a mostly geli encrypted hd on my Thinkpad R500,
> with /compat, /usr, /tmp and /var all on the encrypted geli provider.
> After an upgrade of kernel and world (STABLE), I experience a weird
> issue: While booting, I am asked for the geli passphrase as usual.
> Completing password authentication for geli returns a success message,
> cryptosoft0: <software crypto> on motherboard
> GEOM_ELI: Device ada0p3.eli created.
> GEOM_ELI: Encryption: AES-CBC 256
> GEOM_ELI:     Crypto: software
> however, the zpool on geli is unavailable.
> Logging in a root, I can attach the geli provider manually as geli
> itself should do from /etc/rc.conf. After a successful zfs mount -a, I
> can resume as usual after manually starting the /usr/local/rc.d
> services. 
> Neither have I noticed a change in the device names nor any unusual
> messages from dmesg. Currently, I am doing a new compile run on world
> and kernel to attempt anew tomorrow.
> Am I missing something?

Can you show the output of 'geli list' from a running system?

Pawel Jakub Dawidek             
pjd at                 
FreeBSD committer                         Am I Evil? Yes, I Am!
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