Request for MFC r215299: Echoing asterisks for GELI passphrase

Oliver Pinter oliver.pntr at
Mon Jul 4 12:44:53 UTC 2011

Hi Eugene,

Just a note:

The /var/run/dmesg.boot file is world readable by default ;)

opv at pandora-d ~> dmesg
dmesg: sysctl kern.msgbuf: Operation not permitted
opv at pandora-d ~> tail -n 5 /var/run/dmesg.boot
pcm4: <HDA Analog Devices AD1989B PCM #3 Digital> at cad 0 nid 1 on hdac1
SMP: AP CPU #1 Launched!
SMP: AP CPU #2 Launched!
SMP: AP CPU #3 Launched!
Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/ufs/deskroot
opv at pandora-d ~> ll /var/run/dmesg.boot
-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  10619 Jul  1 19:30 /var/run/dmesg.boot

On 7/4/11, Eugene Kim <astralblue at> wrote:
> Greetings,
> Could someone please MFC r215299?  This commit enhances a workaround
> for a long-standing bug (kern/105368) and is pretty much required for
> any production system affected by the bug.  (Without the patch, anyone
> that can run dmesg can see the passphrase entered for the root
> filesystem. ;_;)
> Regards,
> Eugene Kim
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