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Re: [opensuse-support] Invalid password file /run/systemd/ask-password/ask.Kilegy
On 2018-07-09 06:57, Ralph wrote:
[Leap 15 / btrfs, fresh install about a month old, running off a NVMe
m.2 2280, on a Dell T3620 that was previously booting (and still
multiboots) 42.3 and some others off a rotating drive]

After an aborted boot and a reboot I got the following messages in the
reboot's journal:

dellT3620 systemd-tty-ask-password-agent[866]: Invalid password
file /run/systemd/ask-password/ask.Kilegy

dellT3620 systemd-tty-ask-password-agent[866]: Failed to show password:
Bad message

These journal messages are gone after another subsequent reboot but
that's scary words. Who/what is 'Kilegy' (there's no such file, now)?
What exactly is/was this all about?

cer@Legolas:~> locate systemd-tty-ask-password-agent

systemd-tty-ask-password-agent - List or process pending systemd
password requests

systemd-tty-ask-password-agent [OPTIONS...] [VARIABLE=VALUE...]

systemd-tty-ask-password-agent is a password agent that handles
password requests of the system, for example for hard disk encryption
passwords or SSL certificate passwords that need to be queried at
boot-time or during runtime.

systemd-tty-ask-password-agent implements the Password Agents
Specification[1], and is one of many possible response agents which
answer to queries formulated with systemd-ask-password(1).

Are you using disk encryption?

Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 42.3 x86_64 "Malachite" at Telcontar)

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