Document geli(8) loader variables conventions The geli(8) manual page has an example for preloading keyfiles during boot. There is no detail though on how the lookup of these variables actually works. Let's document that the name of the device does not have to be a part of the variable. PR: 243261 Submitted by: firstname.lastname@example.org MFC after: 3 weeks
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- rS359125: Document geli(8) loader variables conventions
BTW, the modified section renders like this:
By convention, these loader variables are called geli_<device>_load. However, the actual name prefix before _load, _type, or _name does not matter. At boot time, the geli module searches through all <prefix>_type-like variables that have a value of “<device>:geli_keyfile”. The paths to keyfiles are then extracted from <prefix>_name variables. In the example above, prefix is “geli_da1s3a_keyfile”.