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Date:   Tue, 29 Oct 2019 13:41:41 -0700
From:   Eric Biggers <>
        David Howells <>,
        Theodore Ts'o <>,
        Jaegeuk Kim <>,
        Victor Hsieh <>
Subject: [PATCH 4/4] docs: fs-verity: mention statx() support

From: Eric Biggers <>

Document that the statx() system call can now be used to check whether a
file is a verity file.

Signed-off-by: Eric Biggers <>
 Documentation/filesystems/fsverity.rst | 8 ++++++++
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/fsverity.rst b/Documentation/filesystems/fsverity.rst
index 42a0b6dd9e0b68..3355377a24398d 100644
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/fsverity.rst
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/fsverity.rst
@@ -226,6 +226,14 @@ To do so, check for FS_VERITY_FL (0x00100000) in the returned flags.
 The verity flag is not settable via FS_IOC_SETFLAGS.  You must use
 FS_IOC_ENABLE_VERITY instead, since parameters must be provided.
+Since Linux v5.5, the statx() system call sets STATX_ATTR_VERITY if
+the file has fs-verity enabled.  This can perform better than
+FS_IOC_GETFLAGS and FS_IOC_MEASURE_VERITY because it doesn't require
+opening the file, and opening verity files can be expensive.
 Accessing verity files

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