[RFC][PATCH v2 06/12] diglim: Interfaces - digest_list_add, digest_list_del

Mimi Zohar zohar at linux.ibm.com
Fri Jul 30 14:03:13 UTC 2021

Hi Roberto,

On Fri, 2021-07-30 at 13:16 +0000, Roberto Sassu wrote:
> > From: Mimi Zohar [mailto:zohar at linux.ibm.com]
> > Sent: Friday, July 30, 2021 2:40 PM

> > "critical data", in this context, should probably be used for verifying
> > the in memory file digests and other state information haven't been
> > compromised.
> Actually, this is what we are doing currently. To keep the
> implementation simple, once the file or the buffer are uploaded
> to the kernel, they will not be modified, just accessed through
> the indexes.

My main concern about digest lists is their integrity, from loading the
digest lists to their being stored in memory.  A while back, there was
some work on defining a write once memory allocator.  I don't recall
whatever happened to it.  This would be a perfect usecase for that
memory allocator.



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