|| ||Wesley Miaw <wmiaw-AT-netflix.com> |
|| ||"linux-kernel-AT-vger.kernel.org" <linux-kernel-AT-vger.kernel.org> |
|| ||Re: [PATCH] dm: verity target |
|| ||Thu, 15 Sep 2011 15:02:18 -0700|
|| ||Article, Thread
On 2011 Sep 15, at 11:45 AM, Mandeep Singh Baines wrote:
> The verity target provides transparent integrity checking of block devices
> using a cryptographic digest.
> dm-verity is meant to be setup as part of a verified boot path. This
> may be anything ranging from a boot using tboot or trustedgrub to just
> booting from a known-good device (like a USB drive or CD).
> dm-verity is part of ChromeOS's verified boot path. It is used to verify
> the integrity of the root filesystem on boot. The root filesystem is
> mounted on a dm-verity partition which transparently verifies each block
> with a bootloader verified hash passed into the kernel at boot.
Netflix would like dm-verity to be included in the Linux kernel. Over the
past year, we have been working with Google and porting dm-verity onto a
number of consumer electronics devices running embedded Linux. Demand for
this feature has been high and we see a lot of benefit associated with
making dm-verity part of the official kernel.
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