[PATCH] Require minimum random data entropy when creating LUKS (#1073679)

Vratislav Podzimek vpodzime at redhat.com
Tue Sep 9 11:49:36 UTC 2014

On Mon, 2014-09-08 at 13:09 -0400, Chris Lumens wrote:
> > The wording can definitely be tweaked to make it better understandable
> > to people who don't know much about encryption and entropy. Maybe
> > something like "The system needs better quality of random data, you can
> > improve it by typing on keyboard and moving your mouse"?
> That could help.
> Does doing stuff in the user and root password spoke help to increase
> entropy at all?  At the least, we could use the keyboard and mouse
> movements there to help.  If so, perhaps the wording could reflect this?
That's actually a neat idea, we can check if ksdata.rootpw and/or
ksdata.users is set and if something is missing, we can suggest users
visiting  the spokes and increasing the entropy that way.

Vratislav Podzimek

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