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@ 2020-01-28 19:24 Eric Biggers
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From: Eric Biggers @ 2020-01-28 19:24 UTC (permalink / raw)
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  Cc: linux-man, linux-fscrypt, linux-ext4, linux-f2fs-devel, linux-fsdevel

From: Eric Biggers <>

Document the verity attribute for statx(), which was added in
Linux 5.5.

For more context, see the fs-verity documentation:

Signed-off-by: Eric Biggers <>
 man2/statx.2 | 5 +++++
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)

diff --git a/man2/statx.2 b/man2/statx.2
index d2f1b07b8..d015ee73d 100644
--- a/man2/statx.2
+++ b/man2/statx.2
@@ -461,6 +461,11 @@ See
 A key is required for the file to be encrypted by the filesystem.
+Since Linux 5.5: the file has fs-verity enabled.  It cannot be written to, and
+all reads from it will be verified against a cryptographic hash that covers the
+entire file, e.g. via a Merkle tree.
 On success, zero is returned.
 On error, \-1 is returned, and

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