Bug 1274360 - Laptop attempts boot w/ wrong LUKS password/fails
Laptop attempts boot w/ wrong LUKS password/fails
Status: NEW
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: systemd (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: systemd-maint
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Reported: 2015-10-22 10:54 EDT by mulhern
Modified: 2017-10-03 21:24 EDT (History)
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Description mulhern 2015-10-22 10:54:40 EDT
Description of problem:

If I type the wrong password a few too many times laptop will actually start booting, making me think I've typed the correct password. But, it will turn out to have been the wrong password after all, the encrypted volumes will not be available, and the result is a drop to the dracut shell.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

My laptop has RHEL7.1 CSB. Not easy to get a whole lot of version info from
dracut shell.

How reproducible:

It seems that maybe all I have to do is type the wrong password enough times (3), so always.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Apparently, just enter an incorrect LUKS password thrice.

Actual results:

Attempt and failure to boot.

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Additional info:

Better if it didn't attempt to boot, with wrong passphrase.

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