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       integritysetup - manage dm-integrity (block level integrity) volumes


       integritysetup <action> [<options>] <action args>


       Integritysetup is used to configure dm-integrity managed device-mapper mappings.

       Device-mapper integrity target provides read-write transparent integrity checking of block
       devices. The dm-integrity target emulates an additional data integrity field per-sector.
       You can use this additional field directly with integritysetup utility, or indirectly (for
       authenticated encryption) through cryptsetup.


       Integritysetup supports these operations:

       format <device>

       Formats <device> (calculates space and dm-integrity superblock and wipes the device).

       <options> can be [--data-device, --batch-mode, --no-wipe, --journal-size,
       --interleave-sectors, --tag-size, --integrity, --integrity-key-size, --integrity-key-file,
       --sector-size, --progress-frequency, --progress-json].

       open <device> <name>
       create <name> <device> (OBSOLETE syntax)

       Open a mapping with <name> backed by device <device>.

       <options> can be [--data-device, --batch-mode, --journal-watermark, --journal-commit-time,
       --buffer-sectors, --integrity, --integrity-key-size, --integrity-key-file,
       --integrity-no-journal, --integrity-recalculate,
       --integrity-recalculate-reset,--integrity-recovery-mode, --allow-discards].

       close <name>
       remove <name> (OBSOLETE syntax)

       Removes existing mapping <name>.

       <options> can be [--deferred] or [--cancel-deferred]

       status <name>

       Reports status for the active integrity mapping <name>.

       dump <device>

       Reports parameters from on-disk stored superblock.

       resize <name>

       Resizes an active mapping <name>.

       If --size (in 512-bytes sectors) or --device-size are not specified, the size is computed
       from the underlying device. After resize, the recalculating flag is set. If --wipe flag is
       set and the size of the device is increased, the newly added section will be wiped.

       Increasing the size of integrity volumes is available since the Linux kernel version 5.7,
       shrinking should work on older kernels too.

       <options> can be [--size, --device-size, --wipe].


       --progress-frequency <seconds>
           Print separate line every <seconds> with wipe progress.

           Prints wipe progress data in json format suitable mostly for machine processing. It
           prints separate line every half second (or based on --progress-frequency value). The
           JSON output looks as follows during wipe progress (except it’s compact single line):

                 "device":"/dev/sda"       // backing device or file
                 "device_bytes":"8192",    // bytes wiped so far
                 "device_size":"44040192", // total bytes to wipe
                 "speed":"126877696",      // calculated speed in bytes per second (based on progress so far)
                 "eta_ms":"2520012"        // estimated time to finish wipe in milliseconds
                 "time_ms":"5561235"       // total time spent wiping device in milliseconds

           Note on numbers in JSON output: Due to JSON parsers limitations all numbers are
           represented in a string format due to need of full 64bit unsigned integers.

           Do not wipe the device after format. A device that is not initially wiped will contain
           invalid checksums.

           Wipe the newly allocated area after resize to bigger size. If this flag is not set,
           checksums will be calculated for the data previously stored in the newly allocated

       --journal-size, -j BYTES
           Size of the journal.

       --interleave-sectors SECTORS
           The number of interleaved sectors.

           Automatically recalculate integrity tags in kernel on activation. The device can be
           used during automatic integrity recalculation but becomes fully integrity protected
           only after the background operation is finished. This option is available since the
           Linux kernel version 4.19.

           Restart recalculation from the beginning of the device. It can be used to change the
           integrity checksum function. Note it does not change the tag length. This option is
           available since the Linux kernel version 5.13.

       --journal-watermark PERCENT
           Journal watermark in percents. When the size of the journal exceeds this watermark,
           the journal flush will be started.

       --journal-commit-time MS
           Commit time in milliseconds. When this time passes (and no explicit flush operation
           was issued), the journal is written.

       --tag-size, -t BYTES
           Size of the integrity tag per-sector (here the integrity function will store
           authentication tag).

           NOTE: The size can be smaller that output size of the hash function, in that case only
           part of the hash will be stored.

       --data-device <data_device>
           Specify a separate data device that contains existing data. The <device> then will
           contain calculated integrity tags and journal for data on <data_device>.

           NOTE: To not wipe the data device after initial format, also specify --no-wipe option
           and activate with --integrity-recalculate to automatically recalculate integrity tags.

       --sector-size, -s BYTES
           Sector size (power of two: 512, 1024, 2048, 4096).

       --buffer-sectors SECTORS
           The number of sectors in one buffer.

           The tag area is accessed using buffers, the large buffer size means that the I/O size
           will be larger, but there could be less I/Os issued.

       --integrity, -I ALGORITHM
           Use internal integrity calculation (standalone mode). The integrity algorithm can be
           CRC (crc32c/crc32), non-cryptographic hash function (xxhash64) or hash function (sha1,

           For HMAC (hmac-sha256) you have also to specify an integrity key and its size.

       --integrity-key-size BYTES
           The size of the data integrity key. Maximum is 4096 bytes.

       --integrity-key-file FILE
           The file with the integrity key.

       --integrity-no-journal, -D
           Disable journal for integrity device.

       --integrity-bitmap-mode. -B
           Use alternate bitmap mode (available since Linux kernel 5.2) where dm-integrity uses
           bitmap instead of a journal. If a bit in the bitmap is 1, the corresponding region’s
           data and integrity tags are not synchronized - if the machine crashes, the
           unsynchronized regions will be recalculated. The bitmap mode is faster than the
           journal mode, because we don’t have to write the data twice, but it is also less
           reliable, because if data corruption happens when the machine crashes, it may not be

       --bitmap-sectors-per-bit SECTORS
           Number of 512-byte sectors per bitmap bit, the value must be power of two.

       --bitmap-flush-time MS
           Bitmap flush time in milliseconds.

           In case of a crash, it is possible that the data and integrity tag doesn’t match if
           the journal is disabled.

       --integrity-recovery-mode. -R
           Recovery mode (no journal, no tag checking).

       NOTE: The following options are intended for testing purposes only.: Using journal
       encryption does not make sense without encryption the data, these options are internally
       used in authenticated disk encryption with cryptsetup(8).

       --journal-integrity ALGORITHM
           Integrity algorithm for journal area. See --integrity option for detailed

       --journal-integrity-key-size BYTES
           The size of the journal integrity key. Maximum is 4096 bytes.

       --journal-integrity-key-file FILE
           The file with the integrity key.

       --journal-crypt ALGORITHM
           Encryption algorithm for journal data area. You can use a block cipher here such as
           cbc-aes or a stream cipher, for example, chacha20 or ctr-aes.

       --journal-crypt-key-size BYTES
           The size of the journal encryption key. Maximum is 4096 bytes.

       --journal-crypt-key-file FILE
           The file with the journal encryption key.

           Allow the use of discard (TRIM) requests for the device. This option is available
           since the Linux kernel version 5.7.

           Defers device removal in close command until the last user closes it.

           Removes a previously configured deferred device removal in close command.

       --verbose, -v
           Print more information on command execution.

           Run in debug mode with full diagnostic logs. Debug output lines are always prefixed by

       --version, -V
           Show the program version.

       --batch-mode, -q
           Do not ask for confirmation.

           Show short option help.

       --help, -?
           Show help text and default parameters.


           Do not use these options until you need compatibility with specific old kernel.

           Use inefficient legacy padding.

           Use old flawed HMAC calculation (also does not protect superblock).

           Allow insecure recalculating of volumes with HMAC keys (recalculation offset in
           superblock is not protected).


       Integritysetup returns 0 on success and a non-zero value on error.

       Error codes are: 1 wrong parameters, 2 no permission, 3 out of memory, 4 wrong device
       specified, 5 device already exists or device is busy.


       The dm-integrity target is available since Linux kernel version 4.12.

       Format and activation of an integrity device always require superuser privilege because
       the superblock is calculated and handled in dm-integrity kernel target.


       Format the device with default standalone mode (CRC32C):

       integritysetup format <device>

       Open the device with default parameters:

       integritysetup open <device> test

       Format the device in standalone mode for use with HMAC(SHA256):

       integritysetup format <device> --tag-size 32 --integrity hmac-sha256 --integrity-key-file
       <keyfile> --integrity-key-size <key_bytes>

       Open (activate) the device with HMAC(SHA256) and HMAC key in file:

       integritysetup open <device> test --integrity hmac-sha256 --integrity-key-file <keyfile>
       --integrity-key-size <key_bytes>

       Dump dm-integrity superblock information:

       integritysetup dump <device>


       The on-disk format specification available at DMIntegrity
       <> page.


       The integritysetup tool is written by Milan Broz <>.


       Report bugs at cryptsetup mailing list <> or in Issues project
       section <>.

       Please attach output of the failed command with --debug option added.


       Cryptsetup FAQ <>

       cryptsetup(8), integritysetup(8) and veritysetup(8)


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