[RFC,06/10] fs-verity: add CRC-32C support

Message ID 20180824161642.1144-7-ebiggers@kernel.org
State New
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  • fs-verity: filesystem-level integrity protection
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Eric Biggers Aug. 24, 2018, 4:16 p.m.
From: Eric Biggers <ebiggers@google.com>

Add CRC-32C support to fs-verity, to provide a faster alternative to
SHA-256 for users who want integrity-only (not authenticity), i.e. who
want to detect only accidental corruption, not malicious changes.

CRC-32C is chosen over CRC-32 because the CRC-32C polynomial is believed
to provide slightly better error-detection properties; and CRC-32C is
just as fast (or can be just as fast) as CRC-32, or even faster e.g. on
some x86 processors that have a CRC-32C instruction but not CRC-32.

We use "crc32c" from the crypto API, so the polynomial convention is
bitwise little-endian, the digest is bytewise little-endian, and the CRC
bits are inverted at the beginning and end (which is desirable).

Signed-off-by: Eric Biggers <ebiggers@google.com>
---
 fs/verity/hash_algs.c         | 4 ++++
 include/uapi/linux/fsverity.h | 1 +
 2 files changed, 5 insertions(+)

Patch

diff --git a/fs/verity/hash_algs.c b/fs/verity/hash_algs.c
index e16d767070fec..3fd4bba7c4aa6 100644
--- a/fs/verity/hash_algs.c
+++ b/fs/verity/hash_algs.c
@@ -23,6 +23,10 @@  struct fsverity_hash_alg fsverity_hash_algs[] = {
 		.digest_size = 64,
 		.cryptographic = true,
 	},
+	[FS_VERITY_ALG_CRC32C] = {
+		.name = "crc32c",
+		.digest_size = 4,
+	},
 };
 
 /*
diff --git a/include/uapi/linux/fsverity.h b/include/uapi/linux/fsverity.h
index 64846763f7aef..b1afd205bbf87 100644
--- a/include/uapi/linux/fsverity.h
+++ b/include/uapi/linux/fsverity.h
@@ -29,6 +29,7 @@  struct fsverity_digest {
 /* Supported hash algorithms */
 #define FS_VERITY_ALG_SHA256	1
 #define FS_VERITY_ALG_SHA512	2
+#define FS_VERITY_ALG_CRC32C	3	/* for integrity only */
 
 /* Metadata stored near the end of verity files, after the Merkle tree */
 /* This structure is 64 bytes long */