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Re: [dm-devel] [PATCH] dm: verity target



Valdis Kletnieks vt edu (Valdis Kletnieks vt edu) wrote:
> On Tue, 27 Sep 2011 14:02:05 CDT, Will Drewry said:
> 
> > I was just curious if there is any interest in pulling this change, or
> > if not, if there is any particular set of concerns, fixes, etc.
> 
> Out of curiosity, how much of the stack does this end up eating?  My root
> filesystem is already ext4 on an LVM partition that's on a LUKS/dm-crypt
> partition on a hard drive, and I'm sure somebody out there will have used xfs
> instead - and then exported it via NFS or something. Are we going to get weird
> stack overflows if people throw dm-verity into this sort of mix?
> 

No. dm-verity uses very little stack since most of the code is running
in a separate workqueue context. The _map call is pretty light.

> > realize it's not a small amount of code to digest (though it is
> > smaller than the post from last year[1]).   Would re-posting with an
> > added blob explaining the name be useful,
> 
> Probably will need it to be merged, unless you set up an auto-reply that says
> "Patch rejected, 'verity' is *not* a typo for 'verify'" ;)
> 
> I'll hopefully have some more comments over the weekend if I get some spare
> cycles.
> 


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