[PATCH 5/5] login: explain PASSWORD_DEFAULT option

Sascha Hauer s.hauer at pengutronix.de
Thu Aug 27 08:26:14 PDT 2015

This option looks like it takes the default password, but instead
it takes a filename of a file which contains the password encoded
with the selected password digest.

Signed-off-by: Sascha Hauer <s.hauer at pengutronix.de>
 common/Kconfig | 8 +++++++-
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/common/Kconfig b/common/Kconfig
index 03a0dc9..877d385 100644
--- a/common/Kconfig
+++ b/common/Kconfig
@@ -450,8 +450,14 @@ config PASSWORD
-	prompt "Password default"
+	prompt "Password default file"
 	depends on PASSWORD
+	help
+	  Set this to a file which is used as default password file. This file
+	  has to contain the passwd encoded with the selected password digest.
+	  i.e.:
+	  echo -ne "MyPassword" | md5sum | while read a b; do echo $a > passwdfile; done

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