Verity is the userspace tool for creating integrity hashes for a device image.
This tool is a frontend for dm-bht, a device-mapper friendly block hash table structure.
verity produces dm-bht-based images for use with dm-verity. The dm-verity module provides a transparent, integrity-checking layer over a given block device. This expects a backing device and a secondary device which provides cryptographic digests of the blocks on the primary device
Note, the secondary device image can be appended to the primary device or used as a standalone device.
This tool creates an image of the format:
Upon completion, the hash of the root hash will be printed to standard out. The root hash, tree depth, number of hashed blocks, and cryptographic hash algorithm used must be supplied to the dm-verity when configuring a device.
where supported options are
mode Only 'create' alg Hash algorithm to use. Only sha256 for now payload Path to the image to hash payload_blocks Size of the image, in blocks (4096 bytes) hashtree Path to a hash tree to create or read from root_hexdigest Digest of the root node (in hex) for verification salt Salt (in hex)
dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/image bs=4k count=512 verity --mode=create --alg=sha256 --payload=/tmp/image --hashtree=/tmp/hash | tee table # ... cat table ls -la /tmp/hash
All the source code is licensed GPLv2 to be completely kernel compatible. The Makefiles are from the parent project and are licensed under a BSD-style license.