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Eric Biggers Oct. 29, 2019, 8:41 p.m. UTC
This patchset exposes the verity bit (a.k.a. FS_VERITY_FL) via statx().

This is useful because it allows applications to check whether a file is
a verity file without opening it.  Opening a verity file can be
expensive because the fsverity_info is set up on open, which involves
parsing metadata and optionally verifying a cryptographic signature.

This is analogous to how various other bits are exposed through both
FS_IOC_GETFLAGS and statx(), e.g. the encrypt bit.

This patchset applies to v5.4-rc5.

Eric Biggers (4):
  statx: define STATX_ATTR_VERITY
  ext4: support STATX_ATTR_VERITY
  f2fs: support STATX_ATTR_VERITY
  docs: fs-verity: mention statx() support

 Documentation/filesystems/fsverity.rst | 8 ++++++++
 fs/ext4/inode.c                        | 5 ++++-
 fs/f2fs/file.c                         | 5 ++++-
 include/linux/stat.h                   | 3 ++-
 include/uapi/linux/stat.h              | 2 +-
 5 files changed, 19 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

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Eric Biggers Nov. 6, 2019, 9:57 p.m. UTC | #1
On Tue, Oct 29, 2019 at 01:41:37PM -0700, Eric Biggers wrote:
> This patchset exposes the verity bit (a.k.a. FS_VERITY_FL) via statx().
> 
> This is useful because it allows applications to check whether a file is
> a verity file without opening it.  Opening a verity file can be
> expensive because the fsverity_info is set up on open, which involves
> parsing metadata and optionally verifying a cryptographic signature.
> 
> This is analogous to how various other bits are exposed through both
> FS_IOC_GETFLAGS and statx(), e.g. the encrypt bit.
> 
> This patchset applies to v5.4-rc5.
> 
> Eric Biggers (4):
>   statx: define STATX_ATTR_VERITY
>   ext4: support STATX_ATTR_VERITY
>   f2fs: support STATX_ATTR_VERITY
>   docs: fs-verity: mention statx() support
> 
>  Documentation/filesystems/fsverity.rst | 8 ++++++++
>  fs/ext4/inode.c                        | 5 ++++-
>  fs/f2fs/file.c                         | 5 ++++-
>  include/linux/stat.h                   | 3 ++-
>  include/uapi/linux/stat.h              | 2 +-
>  5 files changed, 19 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
> 

Any more comments on this?

- Eric
Eric Biggers Nov. 13, 2019, 8:20 p.m. UTC | #2
On Tue, Oct 29, 2019 at 01:41:37PM -0700, Eric Biggers wrote:
> This patchset exposes the verity bit (a.k.a. FS_VERITY_FL) via statx().
> 
> This is useful because it allows applications to check whether a file is
> a verity file without opening it.  Opening a verity file can be
> expensive because the fsverity_info is set up on open, which involves
> parsing metadata and optionally verifying a cryptographic signature.
> 
> This is analogous to how various other bits are exposed through both
> FS_IOC_GETFLAGS and statx(), e.g. the encrypt bit.
> 
> This patchset applies to v5.4-rc5.
> 
> Eric Biggers (4):
>   statx: define STATX_ATTR_VERITY
>   ext4: support STATX_ATTR_VERITY
>   f2fs: support STATX_ATTR_VERITY
>   docs: fs-verity: mention statx() support
> 
>  Documentation/filesystems/fsverity.rst | 8 ++++++++
>  fs/ext4/inode.c                        | 5 ++++-
>  fs/f2fs/file.c                         | 5 ++++-
>  include/linux/stat.h                   | 3 ++-
>  include/uapi/linux/stat.h              | 2 +-
>  5 files changed, 19 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

Applied to fscrypt.git#fsverity for 5.5.

- Eric