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+dm-crypt
+=========
+
+Device-Mapper's "crypt" target provides transparent encryption of block devices
+using the kernel crypto API.
+
+Parameters: <cipher> <key> <iv_offset> <device path> \
+ <offset> [<#opt_params> <opt_params>]
+
+<cipher>
+ Encryption cipher and an optional IV generation mode.
+ (In format cipher[:keycount]-chainmode-ivopts:ivmode).
+ Examples:
+ des
+ aes-cbc-essiv:sha256
+ twofish-ecb
+
+ /proc/crypto contains supported crypto modes
+
+<key>
+ Key used for encryption. It is encoded as a hexadecimal number.
+ You can only use key sizes that are valid for the selected cipher.
+
+<keycount>
+ Multi-key compatibility mode. You can define <keycount> keys and
+ then sectors are encrypted according to their offsets (sector 0 uses key0;
+ sector 1 uses key1 etc.). <keycount> must be a power of two.
+
+<iv_offset>
+ The IV offset is a sector count that is added to the sector number
+ before creating the IV.
+
+<device path>
+ This is the device that is going to be used as backend and contains the
+ encrypted data. You can specify it as a path like /dev/xxx or a device
+ number <major>:<minor>.
+
+<offset>
+ Starting sector within the device where the encrypted data begins.
+
+<#opt_params>
+ Number of optional parameters. If there are no optional parameters,
+ the optional paramaters section can be skipped or #opt_params can be zero.
+ Otherwise #opt_params is the number of following arguments.
+
+ Example of optional parameters section:
+ 1 allow_discards
+
+allow_discards
+ Block discard requests (a.k.a. TRIM) are passed through the crypt device.
+ The default is to ignore discard requests.
+
+ WARNING: Assess the specific security risks carefully before enabling this
+ option. For example, allowing discards on encrypted devices may lead to
+ the leak of information about the ciphertext device (filesystem type,
+ used space etc.) if the discarded blocks can be located easily on the
+ device later.
+
+Example scripts
+===============
+LUKS (Linux Unified Key Setup) is now the preferred way to set up disk
+encryption with dm-crypt using the 'cryptsetup' utility, see
+http://code.google.com/p/cryptsetup/
+
+[[
+#!/bin/sh
+# Create a crypt device using dmsetup
+dmsetup create crypt1 --table "0 `blockdev --getsize $1` crypt aes-cbc-essiv:sha256 babebabebabebabebabebabebabebabe 0 $1 0"
+]]
+
+[[
+#!/bin/sh
+# Create a crypt device using cryptsetup and LUKS header with default cipher
+cryptsetup luksFormat $1
+cryptsetup luksOpen $1 crypt1
+]]