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VERITYSETUP

Section: Maintenance Commands (8)

Updated: December 2013

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NAME

veritysetup - manage dm-verity (block level verification) volumes

SYNOPSIS

veritysetup <options> <action> <action args>

DESCRIPTION

Veritysetup is used to configure dm-verity managed device-mapper mappings.

Device-mapper verity target provides read-only transparent integrity checking of block devices using kernel crypto API.

The dm-verity devices are always read-only.

Veritysetup supports these operations:

format <data_device> <hash_device>

:Calculates and permanently stores hash verification data for data_device. Hash area can be located on the same device after data if specified by --hash-offset option.

Note you need to provide root hash string for device verification or activation. Root hash must be trusted.

The data or hash device argument can be block device or file image. If hash device path doesn't exist, it will be created as file.

<options> can be [--hash, --no-superblock, --format, --data-block-size, --hash-block-size, --data-blocks, --hash-offset, --salt, --uuid]

:

create <name> <data_device> <hash_device> <root_hash>

:Creates a mapping with <name> backed by device <data_device> and using <hash_device> for in-kernel verification.

The <root_hash> is a hexadecimal string.

<options> can be [--hash-offset, --no-superblock]

If option --no-superblock is used, you have to use as the same options as in initial format operation.

:

verify <data_device> <hash_device> <root_hash>

:Verifies data on data_device with use of hash blocks stored on hash_device.

This command performs userspace verification, no kernel device is created.

The <root_hash> is a hexadecimal string.

<options> can be [--hash-offset, --no-superblock]

If option --no-superblock is used, you have to use as the same options as in initial format operation.

:

remove <name>

Removes existing mapping <name>.

status <name>

Reports status for the active verity mapping <name>.

dump <hash_device>

:Reports parameters of verity device from on-disk stored superblock.

<options> can be [--no-superblock]

:

OPTIONS

--verbose, -v
Print more information on command execution.:
--debug
Run in debug mode with full diagnostic logs. Debug output lines are always prefixed by '#'.:
--no-superblock
Create or use dm-verity without permanent on-disk superblock.:
--format=number
Specifies the hash version type. Format type 0 is original Chrome OS verion. Format type 1 is current version.:
--data-block-size=bytes
Used block size for the data device. (Note kernel supports only page-size as maximum here.):
--hash-block-size=bytes
Used block size for the hash device. (Note kernel supports only page-size as maximum here.):
--data-blocks=blocks
Size of data device used in verification. If not specified, the whole device is used.:
--hash-offset=bytes
Offset of hash area/superblock on hash_device. Value must be aligned to disk sector offset.:
--salt=hex string
Salt used for format or verification. Format is a hexadecimal string.:
--uuid=UUID
Use the provided UUID for format command instead of generating new one.

The UUID must be provided in standard UUID format, e.g. 12345678-1234-1234-1234-123456789abc.

:

--version
Show the program version.:

RETURN CODES

Veritysetup returns 0 on success and a non-zero value on error.

Error codes are: 1 wrong parameters, 2 no permission, 3 out of memory, 4 wrong device specified, 5 device already exists or device is busy.

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs, including ones in the documentation, on the cryptsetup mailing list at <[email protected]> or in the 'Issues' section on LUKS website. Please attach the output of the failed command with the --debug option added.

AUTHORS

The first implementation of veritysetup was written by Chrome OS authors.

This version is based on verification code written by Mikulas Patocka <[email protected]> and rewritten for libcryptsetup by Milan Broz <[email protected]>.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2012-2013 Red Hat, Inc.

Copyright © 2012-2014 Milan Broz

This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO

The project website at http://code.google.com/p/cryptsetup/

The verity on-disk format specification available at http://code.google.com/p/cryptsetup/wiki/DMVerity


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OPTIONS

RETURN CODES

REPORTING BUGS

AUTHORS

COPYRIGHT

SEE ALSO