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Re: [dm-devel] [PATCH] dm: verity support data device offset (Linux 3.4.7)

On Aug 8, 2012, at 1:31 PM, Milan Broz wrote:

> On 08/08/2012 08:46 PM, Mikulas Patocka wrote:
>> The problem with the patch is that it changes interface to the userspace 
>> tool. The userspace tool veritysetup already exists in recent cryptsetup 
>> package, so we can't change the interface - you should change the patch so 
>> that the starting data block is the last argument and the argument is 
>> optional - so that it is compatible with the existing userspace too.
> yes. Please never change interface without at least increasing target version.
> I have to add userspace support as well to veritysetup and we need a way
> how to detect that option is supported by running kernel.

Understood. Thank you for the feedback. I will attempt a new patch version which addresses these issues. I also found that I did not correct the last-block boundary check so I will re-submit my patch with that as well.

I did modify veritysetup on my own so the format and verify commands will work with regular files on disk instead of having to mount through loop devices.
Wesley Miaw

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