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SubjectRe: linux-next: Tree for Aug 22 (evm)
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On Mon, 2011-08-22 at 22:24 -0400, Arnaud Lacombe wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 10:09 PM, Mimi Zohar <zohar@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, 2011-08-22 at 17:49 -0700, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> >> On Mon, 22 Aug 2011 20:47:00 -0400 Arnaud Lacombe wrote:
> >>
> >> > Hi,
> >> >
> >> > On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 3:53 PM, Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net> wrote:
> >> > > On Mon, 22 Aug 2011 14:53:04 +1000 Stephen Rothwell wrote:
> >> > >
> >> > >> Hi all,
> >> > >>
> >> > >> [The kernel.org mirroring is a bit low today]
> >> > >
> >> > > (on x86_64:)
> >> > >
> >> > > When CONFIG_EVM=y, CONFIG_CRYPTO_HASH2=m, CONFIG_TRUSTED_KEYS=m,
> >> > > CONFIG_ENCRYPTED_KEYS=m, the build fails with:
> >> > >
> >> > You did not provide the value of CONFIG_TCG_TPM, I'll assume it was
> >> > 'm'. That said, correct me if I'm wrong, but we currently have:
> >>
> >> Yes, it was 'm'.
> >>
> >> > menuconfig TCG_TPM
> >> > tristate "TPM Hardware Support"
> >> >
> >> > [...]
> >> >
> >> > config EVM
> >> > boolean "EVM support"
> >> > depends on SECURITY && KEYS && TCG_TPM
> >> >
> >> > which seems terribly broken to me... How can you have a built-in
> >> > feature, which depends on another potentially-not-built-in feature ?
> >>
> >> Yup.
> >
> > Easy, different use cases. The TPM has been around and used for a while,
> > not requiring it to be built-in. EVM, a new use case, requires it to be
> > built-in.
> >
> What behavior is expected when TPM is built as a module ? Would you
> expect EVM to be accessible ?
>
> >> > If you change EVM to 'tristate', you will see that you are not allowed
> >> > to make it built-in if TCG_TPM is not built-in.
> >>
> >> Right.
> >
> > The TPM, crypto, trusted and encrypted keys are tristate. Like the
> > LSMs, EVM is boolean, which when selected using 'make xconfig', converts
> > the tristates to built-in. The tristate/boolean mismatches aren't
> > corrected, when .config is edited directly.
> >
> well, ... no. 'xconfig' would seem to let you think they have been
> changed to 'y', but they have not. I have been able to generate a bad
> configuration (TPM module, EVM built-in) using only {menu,x}config.
>
> btw, I never edit the configuration manually, there is a big fat "DO
> NOT EDIT" header in the beginning.
>
> Depending on what you expect, one way to fix that is to make EVM
> depends on TCG_TPM = y, not just TCG_TPM.
>
> - Arnaud

Thanks, that seems to work for now. I'd really like to remove the
trusted-key and TCG_TPM dependencies from encrypted keys. Thus removing
the TCG_TPM dependency from EVM. But then, trusted keys could be
enabled differently than encrypted keys.

Is there a way of allowing 'A' not to be dependent on 'B', but if 'B' is
defined, force 'B' to be built-in if 'A' is built-in, or as a module if
'A' is a module?

thanks,

Mimi



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