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Bug 1598863 - NBDE doesn't work when Logical Volume is encrypted rather than underlying partition [NEEDINFO]
Summary: NBDE doesn't work when Logical Volume is encrypted rather than underlying par...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: clevis
Version: 7.7-Alt
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Nathaniel McCallum
QA Contact: BaseOS QE Security Team
Depends On:
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Reported: 2018-07-06 16:23 UTC by Megan Towey
Modified: 2019-03-15 11:55 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2018-08-25 00:47:09 UTC
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Description Megan Towey 2018-07-06 16:23:49 UTC
Description of problem:
NBDE doesn't work when Logical Volume is encrypted rather than underlying partition. You get prompted to enter a passphrase, but the Clevis LUKS systemd-ask-password Watcher doesn't start until the device is already decrypted. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time the LV is encrypted rather than underlying partition. 

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install a RHEL 7.5 system with encrypted logical volumes
2. Follow steps listed to set up NBDE

Actual results:
You are prompted for a passphrase at boot and it does not continue until you input the passphrase. 

Expected results:
Clevis/tang should handle the passphrase input at boot time without manual intervention. 

Additional info:

Comment 1 Nathaniel McCallum 2018-07-10 07:55:36 UTC
Is root on the LVM volume?

Comment 3 Martin Zelený 2018-07-10 14:47:43 UTC
Tested on logical volume created from file. If the root volume is the case - complicated testing will be necessary.

Comment 4 Megan Towey 2018-07-11 13:27:49 UTC
Hi Martin and Nathaniel,

Yes, the root volume is also part of LVM and should be set up for automated decryption with Clevis/Tang. 
Two of my customers have confirmed the behavior is different when the partition is LUKS formatted versus when the LV is LUKS formatted.

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