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Date:      Wed, 7 Nov 2012 16:30:34 -0800
From:      Michael Sierchio <>
To:        FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   Re: GELI Swap password on boot
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On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 4:20 PM, Mike Barnard <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am running FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE and I am experiencing some strange
> behaviour with GELI.
> Every time I boot up my computer, I get a request to enter the Encryption
> password for swap. swap is not encrypted and should not be asking for an
> encryption password.
> I have checked and ensured that there are no providers for geli for the
> ada0p3 partition. Any one have pointers on what I could check for to
> rectify this.

in /etc/fstab you should have:

/dev/ada0p3.eli           none            swap    sw                      0 0

in /etc/rc.conf you should have (something like):

geli_swap_flags="-e aes -l 256 -s 4096 -d"

/etc/rc.d/encswap will generate a random password

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