systemd-cryptsetup(8) Full disk decryption logic

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[email protected]


[email protected]



[email protected] is a service responsible for setting up encrypted block devices. It is instantiated for each device that requires decryption for access.

[email protected] will ask for hard disk passwords via the m[blue]password agent logicm[][1], in order to query the user for the password using the right mechanism at boot and during runtime.

At early boot and when the system manager configuration is reloaded this /etc/crypttab is translated into [email protected] units by systemd-cryptsetup-generator(8).