When the dropbear remote unlock init hook is enabled NEED_PERSISTENT_NET should be set to "yes"

Bug #1471391 reported by David on 2015-07-04
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Bug Description

Users who use the dropbear remote unlock init hook to remotely unlock a cryptroot setup should have their udev network interface rules persisted in the initramfs. That is, when a system has the dropbear hook enabled and it has a cryptroot setup then "NEED_PERSISTENT_NET" should be set to "yes" to ensure that network interfaces are not renamed unexpectedly.

If this does not make sense to do by default then I would like to suggest that /usr/share/doc/cryptsetup/README.remote.gz is changed to inform users of NEED_PERSISTENT_NET.

Andy Whitcroft (apw) on 2015-08-16
Changed in initramfs-tools (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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