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Re: [dm-devel] dm-verity: Verification fails but do not see Input/Output Error on read



Hi Mikulas,

I have attached a simple script to demonstrate what I was trying to tell. It is based on the verify-compat-test script. Feel free to modify the script; the script is basically to get the idea across.

For the Successful Case
#source script_test
#check_root_hash  512 9de18652fe74edfb9b805aaed72ae2aa48f94333f1ba5c452ac33b1c39325174 $SALT 1 sha256 2

For the Failure Case
#source script_test
#check_root_hash  512 9de18652fe74edfb9b805aaed72ae2aa48f94333f1ba5c452ac33b1c39325174 $SALT 1 sha256 1

Regards,
Chaitra
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From: Mikulas Patocka [mpatocka redhat com]
Sent: 15 August 2013 01:23
To: Chaitra Bhat
Cc: device-mapper development; Alasdair G Kergon
Subject: RE: [dm-devel] dm-verity: Verification fails but do not see Input/Output Error on read

On Tue, 13 Aug 2013, Chaitra Bhat wrote:

> Hi Mikulas,
>
> I figured out what was happening - but I would need your help to explain
> these behaviours please :)
>
> Case I - Format the hash device, verify and create the dm-verity target.
> Then modify data in the underlying data-device using dd. Read back the
> data from the modified location from the verity-device.
>
> Result: Verify fails but 'NO' I/O error reported when reading back from
> the location using dd.

So, create a script that results in this scenario of not reporting I/O
error and send it to us.

Mikulas

> Case II - Format the hash device, verify and create the dm-verity target
> device. Remove the verity target, then modify the data in the
> data-device using dd. Load the verity target and read-back the data from
> the verity-device from the modified location.
>
> Result: Verify fails and also get I/O error on reading that location
> using dd.
>
> My understanding was that the verity-device could be created and mounted
> and then if the underlying data was corrupted somehow, then a read of
> invalid data from that corrupted location will return -EIO.
>
> Chaitra
>
> PS: I was following the examples in the verity-compat-test script.

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