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    1 Cryptsetup 1.4.2 Release Notes
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    3 
    4 Changes since version 1.4.1
    5 
    6 * Add --keyfile-offset and --new-keyfile-offset parameters to API and CLI.
    7   These options can be used to skip start of keyfile or device used as keyfile.
    8 
    9 * Add repair command and crypt_repair() for known LUKS metadata problems repair.
   10 
   11   Some well-known LUKS metadata corruptions are easy to repair, this
   12   command should provide a way to fix these problems.
   13 
   14   Always create binary backup of header device before running repair,
   15   (only 4kB - visible header) for example by using dd:
   16      dd if=/dev/<LUKS header device> of=repair_bck.img bs=1k count=4
   17 
   18   Then you can try to run repair:
   19      cryptsetup repair <device>
   20 
   21  Note, not all problems are possible to repair and if keyslot or some header
   22  parameters are overwritten, device is lost permanently.
   23 
   24 * Fix header check to support old (cryptsetup 1.0.0) header alignment.
   25   (Regression in 1.4.0)
   26 
   27 * Allow to specify --align-payload only for luksFormat.
   28 
   29 * Add --master-key-file option to luksOpen (open using volume key).
   30 
   31 * Support UUID=<LUKS_UUID> format for device specification.
   32   You can open device by UUID (only shortcut to /dev/disk/by-uuid/ symlinks).
   33 
   34 * Support password verification with quiet flag if possible. (1.2.0)
   35   Password verification can be still possible if input is terminal.
   36 
   37 * Fix retry if entered passphrases (with verify option) do not match.
   38   (It should retry if requested, not fail.)
   39 
   40 * Fix use of empty keyfile.
   41 
   42 * Fix error message for luksClose and detached LUKS header.
   43 
   44 * Allow --header for status command to get full info with detached header.