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Date:   Mon, 9 May 2022 16:36:07 -0700
From:   Eric Biggers <>
Cc:     Jeff Layton <>,
        Lukas Czerner <>,
        Theodore Ts'o <>, Jaegeuk Kim <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 0/7] test_dummy_encryption fixes and cleanups

On Sat, Apr 30, 2022 at 10:08:50PM -0700, Eric Biggers wrote:
> This series cleans up and fixes the way that ext4 and f2fs handle the
> test_dummy_encryption mount option:
> - Patches 1-2 make test_dummy_encryption consistently require that the
>   'encrypt' feature flag already be enabled and that
>   CONFIG_FS_ENCRYPTION be enabled.  Note, this will cause xfstest
>   ext4/053 to start failing; my xfstests patch "ext4/053: update the
>   test_dummy_encryption tests" will fix that.
> - Patches 3-7 replace the fscrypt_set_test_dummy_encryption() helper
>   function with new functions that work properly with the new mount API,
>   by splitting up the parsing, checking, and applying steps.  These fix
>   bugs that were introduced when ext4 started using the new mount API.
> We can either take all these patches through the fscrypt tree, or we can
> take them in multiple cycles as follows:
>     1. patch 1 via ext4, patch 2 via f2fs, patch 3-4 via fscrypt
>     2. patch 5 via ext4, patch 6 via f2fs
>     3. patch 7 via fscrypt
> Ted and Jaegeuk, let me know what you prefer.
> Changed v1 => v2:
>     - Added patches 2-7
>     - Also reject test_dummy_encryption when !CONFIG_FS_ENCRYPTION
> Eric Biggers (7):
>   ext4: only allow test_dummy_encryption when supported
>   f2fs: reject test_dummy_encryption when !CONFIG_FS_ENCRYPTION
>   fscrypt: factor out fscrypt_policy_to_key_spec()
>   fscrypt: add new helper functions for test_dummy_encryption
>   ext4: fix up test_dummy_encryption handling for new mount API
>   f2fs: use the updated test_dummy_encryption helper functions
>   fscrypt: remove fscrypt_set_test_dummy_encryption()

Since I haven't heard from anyone, I've gone ahead and applied patches 3-4 to
fscrypt#master for 5.19, so that the filesystem-specific patches can be taken in
5.20.  But patches 1-2 could still be applied now.

Any feedback on this series would be greatly appreciated!

- Eric

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