[dm-devel] [dm-crypt] LUKS on a jffs2 partition

Milan Broz gmazyland at gmail.com
Fri Jul 18 11:35:18 UTC 2014

On 07/18/2014 12:42 AM, Joe Dougherty wrote:
> I have a small embedded device with a raw nand flash using jffs2
> filesystem. I want to create a luks container on one of the jffs2
> partitions. Everything seems to work fine until I try to mount the
> file system and I receive the error shown below. Here are the
> commands I used to set this up:
>     cryptsetup luksFormat /dev/mtdblock4 --cipher=aes-cbc-essiv:sha256
>     cryptsetup luksOpen /dev/mtdblock4 efs
> At this point I can perform luksDump and all looks OK and the /dev/mapper/efs exists. So I continue to create filesystem:
>     mkfs.jffs2  -p -l --eraseblock=0x20000 --no-cleanmarkers --pagesize=0x800 -r ./userdata -o /dev/mapper/efs
> Now the mount fails:
>     mount -o loud -t jffs2 /dev/mapper/efs /mnt
>     MTD: Attempt to mount non-MTD device "/dev/mapper/efs"
>     mount: mounting /dev/mapper/efs on /mnt failed: Invalid argument
> I have used similar commands successfully for non-jffs2 filesystems. Is this possible with jffs2? Any help appreciated.
> Here's some additional version info:
> cryptsetup --version
> cryptsetup 1.6.2
> dmsetup --version
> Library version:   1.02.76 (2012-08-07)
> Driver version:    4.20.0
> uname -a
> Linux m-1138 3.0.15+m-1138+gecbbdf0 #1 Tue Jul 8 08:57:12 MST 2014 armv7l GNU/Linux

As you already found, there is a similar bug report

In this case it is almost for sure kernel bug, so maybe reporting it
to appropriate kernel list (perhaps jffs related) would be better.
(Adding dm-devel, maybe someone could help as well.)


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