Kubuntu 17.10 daily slow start-up/shutdown with encryption

Bug #1715034 reported by Scott Deagan on 2017-09-05
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ecryptfs-utils (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

After installing Kubuntu 17.10, start-up and shutdown operations are very slow (take several minutes) if "encrypt home folder" is selected during installation.

Steps to Reproduce:

1. Install Kubuntu 17.10 daily.
2. During the installation, select "Encrypt Home Folder" when entering user account details.
3. Observe: shutdown and startup operations take a considerable amount of time.

After re-installing Kubuntu 17.10 daily without encrypting my home folder, startup and shutdown operations are fast.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.10
Package: ecryptfs-utils (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.12.0-12.13-generic 4.12.8
Uname: Linux 4.12.0-12-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.7-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: KDE
Date: Tue Sep 5 02:36:31 2017
InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-09-05 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" - Alpha amd64 (20170904)
SourcePackage: ecryptfs-utils
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Scott Deagan (scott-deagan) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ecryptfs-utils (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Scott Deagan (scott-deagan) wrote :

Just to add some further information: I have found that if I install without ticking the "Encrypt Home Folder" checkbox, and I then encrypt the home folder post installation (using sudo ecryptfs-migrate-home -u user), then start-up and shutdown operations are normal (quite fast).

Scott Deagan (scott-deagan) wrote :

I have performed two installs of Kubuntu 17.10 (final) on two separate computers (one laptop, one desktop) with the home folder encryption option, and both have worked fine. Both startup and shutdown are fast, as expected.

This is no longer and issue and can be closed.

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