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Re: bin/55157: Request: cgd: timeout on waiting for passphrase
The following reply was made to PR bin/55157; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Alexander Nasonov <alnsn%yandex.ru@localhost>
Cc: gnats-admin%netbsd.org@localhost, netbsd-bugs%netbsd.org@localhost, schaecsn%gmx.net@localhost
Subject: Re: bin/55157: Request: cgd: timeout on waiting for passphrase
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2020 00:00:42 +0100
Stefan Schaeckeler wrote:
> A user might enter the passphrase quite late and the timeout may happen while
> cdgconfig decrypts the device. Cdgconfig should not be killed in that stage.
A user might run out of time while trying to correct a typo. You
can't rely on timeouts (especially if you don't see a countdown
and you have no idea how much time you have).
> Also, the follow-up problems are not solved. The two services
> /etc/rc.d/fsck and /etc/rc.d/mountall will fail accessing /dev/cgd*.
I don't think our rc(8) is designed to handle fallbacks. If something
goes wrong, we drop to a single-user shell.
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