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Old 26th October 2007, 20:34
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Red face SOLVED --- Are there size restrictions on LUKS encrypted partitions?

I installed an extra hdd analog to the howto "How to encrypt a diskdrive in (X)Ubuntu Feisty with dm-crypt and LUKS" on a ubuntu 6.06LTS server.
The new HDD is 500GB size.
I run a samba server and make it accessible over the local network. Now that I have almost 100GB transfered to it I get "no more space available" error messages. I do not enforce quotas.

Cryptsetup status says:
nq4@ubuntunq4:~$ sudo cryptsetup status lo2
/dev/mapper/lo2 is active:
cipher: aes-cbc-plain
keysize: 256 bits
device: /dev/evms/hda
offset: 2056 sectors
size: 234491000 sectors
mode: read/write
df says:
nq4@ubuntunq4:~$ df
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 4909772 653536 4006832 15% /
varrun 79240 112 79128 1% /var/run
varlock 79240 4 79236 1% /var/lock
udev 79240 56 79184 1% /dev
devshm 79240 0 79240 0% /dev/shm
/dev/mapper/lo2 115404900 109542708 0 100% /home/member/kn1
The last line indicates that there are 100% of the space used.

Almost all files on the drive (mapped to /home/member/kn1) are larger than 1MB. Is there a way of changing the 1K-blocks to something larger? (If that has anything to do with it...)

It does not seem to be an inode issue:
nq4@ubuntunq4:~$ df -i
Filesystem Inodes IUsed IFree IUse% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 624000 25641 598359 5% /
varrun 19810 32 19778 1% /var/run
varlock 19810 3 19807 1% /var/lock
udev 19810 794 19016 5% /dev
devshm 19810 1 19809 1% /dev/shm
/dev/mapper/lo2 14663680 25106 14638574 1% /home/member/kn1
because here the last line indicates that only 1% of the inodes are used.

Thank you for your sharing your ideas.

P.s.: Some additional info (it is so hard to determine what is meaningful information when all you have very limited knowledge):
nq4@ubuntunq4:~$ sudo cryptsetup luksDump /dev/hda
LUKS header information for /dev/hda

Version: 1
Cipher name: aes
Cipher mode: cbc-plain
Hash spec: sha1
Payload offset: 2056
MK bits: 256
MK digest: 3b f6 7f 0f 5a 11 10 ca 02 ad 80 4c 4b 10 52 7e 76 6a 18 7d
MK salt: 96 9e bf 31 fc d7 c9 71 42 2c 8c 01 2a 0f 3e df
81 29 fa 6a 8f 9f ac 1e 5f fd df 18 b6 e2 99 4b
MK iterations: 10
UUID: 0ba50819-c3ca-4cec-b86e-8619b3213180

Key Slot 0: ENABLED
Iterations: 95758
Salt: 50 c6 6d e6 7d 1e ba ff 82 6a 41 5d ac ff c3 92
67 12 f9 c0 6e ac 09 39 2a f5 78 1d 11 23 9d c2
Key material offset: 8
AF stripes: 4000
Key Slot 1: DISABLED
Key Slot 2: DISABLED
Key Slot 3: DISABLED
Key Slot 4: DISABLED
Key Slot 5: DISABLED
Key Slot 6: DISABLED
Key Slot 7: DISABLED

Last edited by TTown; 26th October 2007 at 22:45. Reason: solved
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Old 26th October 2007, 20:47
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whats the output of:

sudo fdisk -l
I tend to think you only assigned 100gb to that partition.
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Old 26th October 2007, 22:44
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Red face solved

All my own fault.
It is a dedicated hdd of a virtual machine. I swapped the old 110GB hdd for the new 500GB drive but didn't check VMware's Interface. The VM was still applying the old size settings. I had to remove the drive from the settings and then add the new drive. I could not simply adjust the settings.
Your advice was right on the mark.
Thank you.
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