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16  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 2.6.30-rc8 cryptsetup support on: August 31, 2009, 02:34:32 PM
Just for fun I also checked out the orion repository and built the kernel. This now even includes the crypto hardware acceleration module. However I'm not sure if that's really active or not. Strangely, after entering your passphrase and pressing enter, cryptsetup seems to hang. Yet when you're pressing Ctrl-C it finishes successfully.

I've put a script here: README-2.6.31-rc7-00165-g97f6ce5.
17  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 2.6.30-rc8 cryptsetup support on: August 31, 2009, 12:33:41 PM
First I compiled the kernel (from kernel.org) with only the default settings, except for enabling dm-crypt, and without any patches. This worked well, but I guess it's probably better to use the more extended configuration and apply the patches.

That's why later I used cbxbiker61's 2.6.30.5 kernel configuration you mentioned. I also enabled the crypto loop device and crypto hardware drivers (though I have no idea if that driver is suited for the sheevaplug). In addition I applied those patches that worked without problems (some don't seem to be necessary anymore).

I uploaded the binaries to my sheeva plug  Smiley, so if you want to try it, just download it here: README-2.6.31-rc6. It should work like cbxbiker61's scripts.

cbxbiker61, could you maybe host this, so there's a single location for the prebuilt kernels? Or maybe you could also support the 2.6.31 release candidates? That would be awesome.
18  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 2.6.30.5 new release on: August 30, 2009, 06:56:44 AM
If it could be said that the original kernel had any advantage, it was that it came with a dm_crypt that utilized the Plug's hardware DES/AES engine.  The 2.6.30.X releases here do not, and as far as I can tell in these otherwise excellent kernels, the dm_crypt has never worked correctly for some reason.

With 2.6.31 it seems to work again, also see the post here.
19  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 2.6.30-rc8 cryptsetup support on: August 30, 2009, 06:54:51 AM
Good news: I've compiled 2.6.31-rc6 and cryptsetup seems to work nicely again. However I don't know if it's using hardware acceleration or not.

First I tried  2.6.31-rc8, but had the issue that cryptsetup seemed to hang when issuing the luksOpen command. Actually it did open my partition when pressing Ctrl-C twice after a while -- this might be related to the bug described here, which was introduced in 2.6.31-rc7 apparently.

Regarding the compilation itself, I followed the guide here and there, together with a slightly modified version of cbxbiker61's script.
20  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: Is this halt msg normal on the -rc6 kernel poweroff? on: August 30, 2009, 06:45:22 AM
I'm getting exactly the same messages, but I have no idea if there's a problem with that / how to fix it.
21  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 2.6.30-rc8 cryptsetup support on: August 18, 2009, 11:48:25 AM
micky, did you ever get this to run? I just tried the 2.6.30.5 kernel, but I'm getting a segfault that might be related.
22  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 2.6.30.5 new release on: August 18, 2009, 11:42:15 AM
Just found this post, which might be related.
23  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 2.6.30.5 new release on: August 18, 2009, 11:23:09 AM
Thank you very much for your precompiled kernels, cbxbiker61! This is very much appreciated.

I installed the 2.6.30.5 kernel using the HowTo in the Wiki and it worked flawlessly.

However I'm now getting a segfault when running cryptsetup on a partition of a USB stick. This has worked without problems before when using the original (very old) kernel of the SheevaPlug. I've attached the according part of the kernel messages. Do you have any idea what this is caused by / how to fix this?
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