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authorMartin K. Petersen <>2008-06-30 20:04:41 +0200
committerJens Axboe <>2008-07-03 13:21:13 +0200
commit7ba1ba12eeef0aa7113beb16410ef8b7c748e18b (patch)
tree4629aabe88bf095d58eabd2f451207695bb35b08 /block/Kconfig
parent51d654e1d885607a6edd02b337105fa5c28b6d33 (diff)
block: Block layer data integrity support
Some block devices support verifying the integrity of requests by way of checksums or other protection information that is submitted along with the I/O. This patch implements support for generating and verifying integrity metadata, as well as correctly merging, splitting and cloning bios and requests that have this extra information attached. See Documentation/block/data-integrity.txt for more information. Signed-off-by: Martin K. Petersen <> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>
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@@ -81,6 +81,18 @@ config BLK_DEV_BSG
If unsure, say N.
+ bool "Block layer data integrity support"
+ ---help---
+ Some storage devices allow extra information to be
+ stored/retrieved to help protect the data. The block layer
+ data integrity option provides hooks which can be used by
+ filesystems to ensure better data integrity.
+ Say yes here if you have a storage device that provides the
+ T10/SCSI Data Integrity Field or the T13/ATA External Path
+ Protection. If in doubt, say N.
endif # BLOCK