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Date:   Tue, 19 May 2020 09:33:11 -0700
From:   Paul Crowley <>
To:     Eric Biggers <>
Cc:,,,,,, "Theodore Y . Ts'o" <>,
        Satya Tangirala <>,
        Jaegeuk Kim <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] fscrypt: add support for IV_INO_LBLK_32 policies

On Fri, 15 May 2020 at 13:50, Eric Biggers <> wrote:
> From: Eric Biggers <>
> The eMMC inline crypto standard will only specify 32 DUN bits (a.k.a. IV
> bits), unlike UFS's 64.  IV_INO_LBLK_64 is therefore not applicable, but
> an encryption format which uses one key per policy and permits the
> moving of encrypted file contents (as f2fs's garbage collector requires)
> is still desirable.
> To support such hardware, add a new encryption format IV_INO_LBLK_32
> that makes the best use of the 32 bits: the IV is set to
> 'SipHash-2-4(inode_number) + file_logical_block_number mod 2^32', where
> the SipHash key is derived from the fscrypt master key.  We hash only
> the inode number and not also the block number, because we need to
> maintain contiguity of DUNs to merge bios.

Reviewed-by: Paul Crowley <>

This is the best that can be done cryptographically on such hardware.

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