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Date:   Wed, 12 Aug 2020 10:18:41 -0400
From:   Chuck Lever <>
To:     James Morris <>
Cc:     Mimi Zohar <>,
        James Bottomley <>,
        Deven Bowers <>,
        Pavel Machek <>, Sasha Levin <>,,,,,
        Paul Moore <>,
        Jonathan Corbet <>,,,,
        Jann Horn <>,,
        Al Viro <>,
        Jens Axboe <>,,
        open list <>,,,,
        linux-fsdevel <>,,
Subject: Re: [dm-devel] [RFC PATCH v5 00/11] Integrity Policy Enforcement LSM

> On Aug 11, 2020, at 5:03 PM, James Morris <> wrote:
> On Sat, 8 Aug 2020, Chuck Lever wrote:
>> My interest is in code integrity enforcement for executables stored
>> in NFS files.
>> My struggle with IPE is that due to its dependence on dm-verity, it
>> does not seem to able to protect content that is stored separately
>> from its execution environment and accessed via a file access
>> protocol (FUSE, SMB, NFS, etc).
> It's not dependent on DM-Verity, that's just one possible integrity 
> verification mechanism, and one of two supported in this initial 
> version. The other is 'boot_verified' for a verified or otherwise trusted 
> rootfs. Future versions will support FS-Verity, at least.
> IPE was designed to be extensible in this way, with a strong separation of 
> mechanism and policy.

I got that, but it looked to me like the whole system relied on having
access to the block device under the filesystem. That's not possible
for a remote filesystem like Ceph or NFS.

I'm happy to take a closer look if someone can point me the right way.

Chuck Lever

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