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This question is related to another one by @Stefan, but it is not a duplicate of it. The questions are slightly different: the author simply wanted to know if this had been implemented, while I'm asking for help specifically on how to do this (in a particular way). Additionally, the other question got no useful answers for implementers, except a recent one that merely linked to my attempt at this.

Having explained the "duplicate" issue...

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 using full disk encryption (LVM on top of LUKS) and I would like to incorporate luksSuspend into the suspend procedure (and later use luksResume) so that I can suspend to RAM without leaving key material on memory and the root unlocked.

I've tried to port a script for Arch Linux, so far without success: I honestly have no idea of what I'm doing...

Can anyone help me port this (or create something like this from scratch)? Or, at least, can anyone point me to documentation about how to hook stuff into the suspend procedures and how to keep the necessary binaries and scripts (such as cryptsetup) available even after all IO to root has been blocked (by luksSuspend)?

Concerning how to keep the necessary binaries and scripts available for resume, this other blog post (also for Arch) copied them to /boot; I would like however to use something more in the lines what Vianney used in the script I mentioned before, because that approach appears to be a bit more elegant in this aspect.

I haven't reached much, but my development can be found on GitHub.

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I spent a few more hours on this... I edited the scripts that make up pm-suspend and it appeared that I was almost there. However, I found out that I can't just suspend the system (echo -n "mem" > /sys/power/state) after freezing the root fs (cryptsetup luksSuspend ...), for that requires some i/o still... –  jonasmalacofilho Sep 23 '13 at 7:53
I read a few discussions on Debian lists (and some other lists that linked or were linked to these ones) and, so far, it appears that on solution would require something like a "deinitramfs": the kernel would handle control over to the deinitramfs just before actually suspending the system, so that this tmpfs could perform the final cleanup actions (such as wiping the encryption key for the rootfs). –  jonasmalacofilho Sep 23 '13 at 7:53
Did you get anywhere with this? I'm looking for the same thing, I've been tinkering with this on and off for days with no useful progress :( –  BenAlabaster Oct 17 '13 at 15:19
Nothing concrete yet... What I tested so far is here. I also found this other link since then... –  jonasmalacofilho Oct 17 '13 at 19:12
You wouldn't think something so obvious would be so difficult to enable would you? This seems like something so basic it should have been thought about with the base setup. –  BenAlabaster Oct 18 '13 at 18:10

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