hal 0.4.2 "Something like that. Tastes the same anyway." released

W. Michael Petullo mike at flyn.org
Thu Dec 2 11:28:11 PST 2004

> I just released hal 0.4.2 "Something like that. Tastes the same anyway."
> that fixes a number of small bugs; Here are the changes in short form

Does this release include the encryption work mentioned on the
fedora-devel mailing list?  David, you mentioned:

> So, basically my "solution" involves hal detecting the fact it's a an
> encrypted filesystem (by looking at said metadata) and then having a hal
> callout setup the cleartext device by invoking dmsetup. dmsetup creates
> the /dev/mapper/halcrypt-sda1 (because that's the name I use from the
> hal callout) and then hald gets /dev/dm-0 from udev.

> I then look through /dev/mapper/* searching for the same major/minor and
> eventually I find /dev/mapper/halcrypt-sda1 (this is a bit racy; btw,
> dmsetup should NOT create it own device nodes; that is just wrong IMHO).
> I then know that it stems from /dev/sda1 and I can add a hal device
> object of cap. 'volume' with the same parent. Then everything follows
> with fstab-sync and g-v-m.

I'm still very anxious to help with this.


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