MTD: How to get actual image size from MTD partition
pintu.ping at gmail.com
Tue Jul 20 02:17:49 EDT 2021
On Mon, 19 Jul 2021 at 14:58, Richard Weinberger <richard at nod.at> wrote:
> ----- Ursprüngliche Mail -----
> > Von: "Pintu Agarwal" <pintu.ping at gmail.com>
> > An: "richard" <richard at nod.at>
> > CC: "Greg KH" <greg at kroah.com>, "linux-kernel" <linux-kernel at vger.kernel.org>, "linux-mtd"
> > <linux-mtd at lists.infradead.org>, "linux-fsdevel" <linux-fsdevel at vger.kernel.org>, "Phillip Lougher"
> > <phillip at squashfs.org.uk>, "Sean Nyekjaer" <sean at geanix.com>, "Kernelnewbies" <kernelnewbies at kernelnewbies.org>
> > Gesendet: Montag, 19. Juli 2021 11:09:46
> > Betreff: Re: MTD: How to get actual image size from MTD partition
> > On Fri, 16 Jul 2021 at 21:56, Richard Weinberger <richard at nod.at> wrote:
> >> >> My requirement:
> >> >> To find the checksum of a real image in runtime which is flashed in an
> >> >> MTD partition.
> >> >
> >> > Try using the dm-verity module for ensuring that a block device really
> >> > is properly signed before mounting it. That's what it was designed for
> >> > and is independent of the block device type.
> >> MTDs are not block devices. :-)
> > Is it possible to use dm-verity with squashfs ?
> > We are using squashfs for our rootfs which is an MTD block /dev/mtdblock44
> Well, if you emulate a block device using mtdblock, you can use dm-verity and friends.
> Also consider using ubiblock. It offers better performance and wear leveling support.
Okay thank you.
We have tried dm-verity with squashfs (for our rootfs) but we are
facing some mounting issues.
[ 4.697757] device-mapper: init: adding target '0 96160 verity 1
/dev/mtdblock34 /dev/mtdblock39 4096 4096 12020 8 sha256
[ 4.704771] device-mapper: verity: sha256 using implementation
[ 4.727366] device-mapper: init: dm-0 is ready
[ 4.912558] VFS: Cannot open root device "dm-0" or
unknown-block(253,0): error -5
The same works with ext4 emulation.
So, not sure if there are any changes missing w.r.t. squashfs on 4.14 kernel ?
Anyways, I will create a separate thread for dm-verity issue and keep
this thread still open for UBI image size issue.
We may use dm-verify for rootfs during booting, but still we need to
perform integrity check for other nand partitions and UBI volumes.
So, instead of calculating the checksum for the entire partition, is
it possible to perform checksum only based on the image size ?
Right now, we are still exploring what are the best possible
mechanisms available for this.
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