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Date:   Fri, 24 Jul 2020 18:45:00 +0000
From:   Satya Tangirala <satyat@...gle.com>
To:     linux-fscrypt@...r.kernel.org, linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-f2fs-devel@...ts.sourceforge.net, linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org
Cc:     linux-xfs@...r.kernel.org, Satya Tangirala <satyat@...gle.com>,
        Eric Biggers <ebiggers@...gle.com>,
        Jaegeuk Kim <jaegeuk@...nel.org>
Subject: [PATCH v6 6/7] fscrypt: document inline encryption support

Update the fscrypt documentation file for inline encryption support.

Signed-off-by: Satya Tangirala <satyat@...gle.com>
Reviewed-by: Eric Biggers <ebiggers@...gle.com>
Reviewed-by: Jaegeuk Kim <jaegeuk@...nel.org>
---
 Documentation/filesystems/fscrypt.rst | 16 +++++++++++++++-
 1 file changed, 15 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/fscrypt.rst b/Documentation/filesystems/fscrypt.rst
index 1a6ad6f736b5..423c5a0daf45 100644
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/fscrypt.rst
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/fscrypt.rst
@@ -1204,6 +1204,18 @@ buffer.  Some filesystems, such as UBIFS, already use temporary
 buffers regardless of encryption.  Other filesystems, such as ext4 and
 F2FS, have to allocate bounce pages specially for encryption.
 
+Fscrypt is also able to use inline encryption hardware instead of the
+kernel crypto API for en/decryption of file contents.  When possible,
+and if directed to do so (by specifying the 'inlinecrypt' mount option
+for an ext4/F2FS filesystem), it adds encryption contexts to bios and
+uses blk-crypto to perform the en/decryption instead of making use of
+the above read/write path changes.  Of course, even if directed to
+make use of inline encryption, fscrypt will only be able to do so if
+either hardware inline encryption support is available for the
+selected encryption algorithm or CONFIG_BLK_INLINE_ENCRYPTION_FALLBACK
+is selected.  If neither is the case, fscrypt will fall back to using
+the above mentioned read/write path changes for en/decryption.
+
 Filename hashing and encoding
 -----------------------------
 
@@ -1250,7 +1262,9 @@ Tests
 
 To test fscrypt, use xfstests, which is Linux's de facto standard
 filesystem test suite.  First, run all the tests in the "encrypt"
-group on the relevant filesystem(s).  For example, to test ext4 and
+group on the relevant filesystem(s).  One can also run the tests
+with the 'inlinecrypt' mount option to test the implementation for
+inline encryption support.  For example, to test ext4 and
 f2fs encryption using `kvm-xfstests
 <https://github.com/tytso/xfstests-bld/blob/master/Documentation/kvm-quickstart.md>`_::
 
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