Bug 438553 - kernel 2.6.25-x prohibit mounting of LUKS device via gnome-mount
kernel 2.6.25-x prohibit mounting of LUKS device via gnome-mount
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2008-03-21 17:06 EDT by Jens Lautenbacher
Modified: 2009-07-14 11:43 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 11:43:02 EDT
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output from kernel 2.6.23 (2.31 KB, text/plain)
2008-03-21 17:06 EDT, Jens Lautenbacher
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output from hal-deveice on kernel 2.6.24 (1.36 KB, text/plain)
2008-03-21 17:07 EDT, Jens Lautenbacher
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Description Jens Lautenbacher 2008-03-21 17:06:24 EDT
with the two last updated kernels and ...-34, gnome no longer mounts
my luks encrypted USB disks.

Everything works with 2.6.23-137.

It also works to mount the devices by hand.

What actually works, is that the
/dev/mapper/luks_crypto_114e0067-d68a-4909-b855-6513959ca9c1  node is
automatically created whenever I connect the USB disk. But the system doesn't
continue to mount this device. It works to simply mount it by hand. In other
words, the setting up of the mapper file (and the usage of the key from gnome
keyring) works.

I tried to investigate what differs between 2.6.23 and 2.6.24, and it seems that
the output from hal-device is significantly different. I attach the differing
sections below.

The rest of the system is up-to-date as of 2008-03-21
Comment 1 Jens Lautenbacher 2008-03-21 17:06:24 EDT
Created attachment 298809 [details]
output from kernel 2.6.23
Comment 2 Jens Lautenbacher 2008-03-21 17:07:12 EDT
Created attachment 298810 [details]
output from hal-deveice on kernel 2.6.24
Comment 3 Chuck Ebbert 2008-03-26 16:33:11 EDT
Please try
Comment 4 Jens Lautenbacher 2008-03-26 18:30:34 EDT
nothing changed with *-50. This was a complete shot in the dark, wasn't it :-)
Comment 5 Jens Lautenbacher 2008-03-26 18:32:28 EDT
one more piece of information: nautilus (in the computer view) shows the volume
but it's not automounted. Clicking on the volume to force it to mount will
result in the volume to simply vanish from the view without any error popup or
the like. Of course it's also not mounted...
Comment 6 Jens Lautenbacher 2008-05-25 09:06:06 EDT
This is still the case with Fedora 9. Actually it startet to work again with the
latest kernels under Fedora 8, but I am no longer sure if it really worked
reliable and reproducible... unfortunately I no longer have the Fedora 8
installation (for obvious reasons...).

The situation now is that it occasionally but very, very seldom actually works -
but even when it works, unmounting and re-inserting the USB disk will not work

It seems that it is also somehow hardware dependent, as another machine in the
office didn't seem to have this problem.

If someone would tell me what kind of data is needed to track down the problem,
I am more than willing to invest quite a lot of time into this - but I am unable
to hep without any guidance unfortunately.
Comment 7 Jens Lautenbacher 2008-05-25 13:53:14 EDT
I have just installed kernel- to check with this one, and it
still works under fedora 9 mounting/unmounting the luks encrypted usb hard disk.
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