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Name

systemd-cryptsetup-generator — Unit generator for /etc/crypttab

Synopsis

/usr/lib/systemd/system-generators/systemd-cryptsetup-generator

Description

systemd-cryptsetup-generator is a generator that translates /etc/crypttab into native systemd units early at boot and when configuration of the system manager is reloaded. This will create systemd-cryptsetup@.service(8) units as necessary.

systemd-cryptsetup-generator implements the generator specification.

Kernel Command Line

systemd-cryptsetup-generator understands the following kernel command line parameters:

luks=, rd.luks=

Takes a boolean argument. Defaults to "yes". If "no", disables the generator entirely. rd.luks= is honored only by initial RAM disk (initrd) while luks= is honored by both the main system and the initrd.

luks.crypttab=, rd.luks.crypttab=

Takes a boolean argument. Defaults to "yes". If "no", causes the generator to ignore any devices configured in /etc/crypttab (luks.uuid= will still work however). rd.luks.crypttab= is honored only by initial RAM disk (initrd) while luks.crypttab= is honored by both the main system and the initrd.

luks.uuid=, rd.luks.uuid=

Takes a LUKS superblock UUID as argument. This will activate the specified device as part of the boot process as if it was listed in /etc/fstab. This option may be specified more than once in order to set up multiple devices. rd.luks.uuid= is honored only by initial RAM disk (initrd) while luks.uuid= is honored by both the main system and the initrd.

If /etc/crypttab contains entries with the same UUID, then the options for this entry will be used.

If /etc/crypttab exists, only those UUID specified on the kernel command line will be activated in the initrd or the real root.

luks.options=, rd.luks.options=

Takes a LUKS super block UUID followed by an '=' and a string of options separated by commas as argument. This will override the options for the given UUID.

If only a list of options, without an UUID, is specified, they apply to any UUIDs not specified elsewhere, and without an entry in /etc/crypttab.

rd.luks.options= is honored only by initial RAM disk (initrd) while luks.options= is honored by both the main system and the initrd.

luks.key=, rd.luks.key=

Takes a password file as argument.

For those entries specified with rd.luks.uuid= or luks.uuid=, the password file will be set to the password file specified by rd.luks.key= or luks.key

rd.luks.key= is honored only by initial RAM disk (initrd) while luks.key= is honored by both the main system and the initrd.

See Also

systemd(1), crypttab(5), systemd-cryptsetup@.service(8), cryptsetup(8), systemd-fstab-generator(8)