[v6,16/17] ext4: update on-disk format documentation for fs-verity
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Message ID 20190701153237.1777-17-ebiggers@kernel.org
State Superseded
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  • fs-verity: read-only file-based authenticity protection
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Eric Biggers July 1, 2019, 3:32 p.m. UTC
From: Eric Biggers <ebiggers@google.com>

Document the format of verity files on ext4, and the corresponding inode
and superblock flags.

Signed-off-by: Eric Biggers <ebiggers@google.com>
---
 Documentation/filesystems/ext4/inodes.rst   |  6 ++-
 Documentation/filesystems/ext4/overview.rst |  1 +
 Documentation/filesystems/ext4/super.rst    |  2 +
 Documentation/filesystems/ext4/verity.rst   | 41 +++++++++++++++++++++
 4 files changed, 48 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 Documentation/filesystems/ext4/verity.rst

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Theodore Y. Ts'o July 7, 2019, 6:54 p.m. UTC | #1
On Mon, Jul 01, 2019 at 08:32:36AM -0700, Eric Biggers wrote:
> From: Eric Biggers <ebiggers@google.com>
> 
> Document the format of verity files on ext4, and the corresponding inode
> and superblock flags.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Eric Biggers <ebiggers@google.com>

Looks good, you can add:

Reviewed-by: Theodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu>

Thanks!

					- Ted

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diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/ext4/inodes.rst b/Documentation/filesystems/ext4/inodes.rst
index 6bd35e506b6f..e851e6ca31fa 100644
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/ext4/inodes.rst
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/ext4/inodes.rst
@@ -277,6 +277,8 @@  The ``i_flags`` field is a combination of these values:
      - This is a huge file (EXT4\_HUGE\_FILE\_FL).
    * - 0x80000
      - Inode uses extents (EXT4\_EXTENTS\_FL).
+   * - 0x100000
+     - Verity protected file (EXT4\_VERITY\_FL).
    * - 0x200000
      - Inode stores a large extended attribute value in its data blocks
        (EXT4\_EA\_INODE\_FL).
@@ -299,9 +301,9 @@  The ``i_flags`` field is a combination of these values:
      - Reserved for ext4 library (EXT4\_RESERVED\_FL).
    * -
      - Aggregate flags:
-   * - 0x4BDFFF
+   * - 0x705BDFFF
      - User-visible flags.
-   * - 0x4B80FF
+   * - 0x604BC0FF
      - User-modifiable flags. Note that while EXT4\_JOURNAL\_DATA\_FL and
        EXT4\_EXTENTS\_FL can be set with setattr, they are not in the kernel's
        EXT4\_FL\_USER\_MODIFIABLE mask, since it needs to handle the setting of
diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/ext4/overview.rst b/Documentation/filesystems/ext4/overview.rst
index cbab18baba12..123ebfde47ee 100644
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/ext4/overview.rst
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/ext4/overview.rst
@@ -24,3 +24,4 @@  order.
 .. include:: bigalloc.rst
 .. include:: inlinedata.rst
 .. include:: eainode.rst
+.. include:: verity.rst
diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/ext4/super.rst b/Documentation/filesystems/ext4/super.rst
index 04ff079a2acf..6eae92054827 100644
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/ext4/super.rst
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/ext4/super.rst
@@ -696,6 +696,8 @@  the following:
        (RO\_COMPAT\_READONLY)
    * - 0x2000
      - Filesystem tracks project quotas. (RO\_COMPAT\_PROJECT)
+   * - 0x8000
+     - Verity inodes may be present on the filesystem. (RO\_COMPAT\_VERITY)
 
 .. _super_def_hash:
 
diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/ext4/verity.rst b/Documentation/filesystems/ext4/verity.rst
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..3e4c0ee0e068
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/ext4/verity.rst
@@ -0,0 +1,41 @@ 
+.. SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0
+
+Verity files
+------------
+
+ext4 supports fs-verity, which is a filesystem feature that provides
+Merkle tree based hashing for individual readonly files.  Most of
+fs-verity is common to all filesystems that support it; see
+:ref:`Documentation/filesystems/fsverity.rst <fsverity>` for the
+fs-verity documentation.  However, the on-disk layout of the verity
+metadata is filesystem-specific.  On ext4, the verity metadata is
+stored after the end of the file data itself, in the following format:
+
+- Zero-padding to the next 65536-byte boundary.  This padding need not
+  actually be allocated on-disk, i.e. it may be a hole.
+
+- The Merkle tree, as documented in
+  :ref:`Documentation/filesystems/fsverity.rst
+  <fsverity_merkle_tree>`, with the tree levels stored in order from
+  root to leaf, and the tree blocks within each level stored in their
+  natural order.
+
+- Zero-padding to the next filesystem block boundary.
+
+- The verity descriptor, as documented in
+  :ref:`Documentation/filesystems/fsverity.rst <fsverity_descriptor>`,
+  with optionally appended signature blob.
+
+- Zero-padding to the next offset that is 4 bytes before a filesystem
+  block boundary.
+
+- The size of the verity descriptor in bytes, as a 4-byte little
+  endian integer.
+
+Verity inodes have EXT4_VERITY_FL set, and they must use extents, i.e.
+EXT4_EXTENTS_FL must be set and EXT4_INLINE_DATA_FL must be clear.
+They can have EXT4_ENCRYPT_FL set, in which case the verity metadata
+is encrypted as well as the data itself.
+
+Verity files cannot have blocks allocated past the end of the verity
+metadata.