Bug 416241 - ecryptfs mount helper option parsing problems
Summary: ecryptfs mount helper option parsing problems
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ecryptfs-utils
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michal Hlavinka
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2007-12-07 23:03 UTC by Eric Sandeen
Modified: 2009-07-14 16:02 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 16:02:04 UTC

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Description Eric Sandeen 2007-12-07 23:03:59 UTC
There are mount options that the only the mount helper understands, which it may
translate to kernel mount options, and some that are passed directly to the kernel.

It appears that the helper is not properly parsing the kernel mount options, but
only the helper-specific options.  For example :cipher=aes:passthrough: vs.

mount -t ecryptfs -o
/root/secret3 /root/secret3/

still asks for cipher & passthrough options, while:

mount -t ecryptfs -o
/root/secret3 /root/secret3/

does not.  Mike says it's a bug, he's looking into it.

Comment 1 Michael Halcrow 2007-12-12 20:36:25 UTC
I fixed up the cipher and key size selection in release ecryptfs-utils-31:


I tested this command (among others) successfully with this release:

mount -t ecryptfs -o
/root/secret3/ /root/secret3/

Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 04:07:27 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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Comment 6 Eric Sandeen 2008-11-02 21:04:12 UTC
I think we still have a few things to fix; the xattr storage option comes to mind?

Comment 7 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2009-02-18 07:47:08 UTC
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.

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Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 16:02:04 UTC
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