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SubjectRe: [f2fs-dev] [RFC PATCH 10/10] f2fs: fs-verity support
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Hi Eric,

On 2018/8/27 1:35, Eric Biggers wrote:
> Hi Chao,
>
> On Sat, Aug 25, 2018 at 01:54:08PM +0800, Chao Yu wrote:
>> On 2018/8/25 0:16, Eric Biggers wrote:
>>> From: Eric Biggers <ebiggers@google.com>
>>> #ifdef CONFIG_F2FS_CHECK_FS
>>> #define f2fs_bug_on(sbi, condition) BUG_ON(condition)
>>> #else
>>> @@ -146,7 +149,7 @@ struct f2fs_mount_info {
>>> #define F2FS_FEATURE_QUOTA_INO 0x0080
>>> #define F2FS_FEATURE_INODE_CRTIME 0x0100
>>> #define F2FS_FEATURE_LOST_FOUND 0x0200
>>> -#define F2FS_FEATURE_VERITY 0x0400 /* reserved */
>>> +#define F2FS_FEATURE_VERITY 0x0400
>>>
>>> #define F2FS_HAS_FEATURE(sb, mask) \
>>> ((F2FS_SB(sb)->raw_super->feature & cpu_to_le32(mask)) != 0)
>>> @@ -598,7 +601,7 @@ enum {
>>> #define FADVISE_ENC_NAME_BIT 0x08
>>> #define FADVISE_KEEP_SIZE_BIT 0x10
>>> #define FADVISE_HOT_BIT 0x20
>>> -#define FADVISE_VERITY_BIT 0x40 /* reserved */
>>> +#define FADVISE_VERITY_BIT 0x40
>>
>> As I suggested before, how about moving f2fs' verity_bit from i_fadvise to more
>> generic i_flags field like ext4, so we can a) remaining more bits for those
>> demands which really need file advise fields. b) using i_flags bits keeping line
>> with ext4. Not sure, if user want to know whether the file is verity one, it
>> will be easy for f2fs to export the status through FS_IOC_SETFLAGS.
>>
>> #define EXT4_VERITY_FL 0x00100000 /* Verity protected inode */
>>
>> #define F2FS_VERITY_FL 0x00100000 /* Verity protected inode */
>>
>
> I don't like using i_advise much either, but I actually don't see either
> location being much better than the other at the moment. The real problem is an
> artificial one: the i_flags in f2fs's on-disk format are being assumed to use

Yeah, but since most copied flags from vfs/ext4 are not actually used in f2fs,
also 0x00100000 bit is not used now, so we can just define it now directly for
verity bit.

Cleanup and remapping in ioctl interface for those unused flags, we can do it
latter?

Thanks,

> the same numbering scheme as ext4's on-disk format, which makes it seem that
> they have to be in sync, and that all new ext4 flags (say, EA_INODE) also
> reserve bits in f2fs and vice versa, when they in fact do not. Instead, f2fs
> should use its own numbering for its i_flags, and it should map them to/from
> whatever is needed for common APIs like FS_IOC_{GET,SET}FLAGS and
> FS_IOC_FS{GET,SET}XATTR.
>
> So putting the verity flag in *either* location (i_advise or i_flags) is just
> kicking the can down the road. If I get around to it I will send a patch that
> cleans up the f2fs flags properly...>
> Thanks,
>
> - Eric
>
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