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SubjectRe: [tpmdd-devel] [RFC PATCH 1/2] tee: generic TEE subsystem
On Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 11:55:15AM -0600, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 03:02:03PM +0200, Jens Wiklander wrote:
> > > It appeared to me this driver was copying TPM's old architecture,
> > > which is very much known to be broken.
> >
> > The struct tee_device holds a shared memory pool from which shared
> > memory objects are allocated. These shared memory objects can be mapped
> > both by user space and secure world.
>
> So this is a whole other set of problems besides what was already
> brought up.
>
> You need to figure out a lifetime model for this shared memory that
> works.
>
> > To come around the problem with what should happen when the driver
> > is removed I'm increasing the refcount on the driver for each
> > allocated shared memory object and created file pointers. As long as
> > any resource is in use by either user space or secure world the
> > driver can't be unloaded.
>
> This isn't how the kernel works. The module refcount effects module
> unload (it protects the .text) - it does not interact with driver
> detatch. Userspace can trigger driver detatch (which results in
> tee_unregister being called) at any time via sysfs.
>
> If you properly design for that case then module unload sequencing
> works properly for free.
>
> Based on what I gather, I would suggest the following sequence in
> tee_unregister
> - unregister all sysfs and char dev registrations.
> - Write lock ops and set to null. This will error future cdev ioctls,
> and guarentees no driver ops callbacks are in progress, or will be
> started in future.
> - Wait until all client accesses to shared memory are
> released.
> - Command the driver to release it's side of the
> shared memory and wait for that to complete
> - Free the shared memory
> - deref the tee_device's struct device (match ref in tee_register)
>
> Then in your struct tee_device's release function free the tee_device
> memory.
>
> Replace all the module locking code with an active count in struct
> tee_device (see something like kernfs_drain for an example).
>
> > * Change to use the pattern (with a struct device etc) as described
> > above.
>
> Yes, I think Greg confirmed you need to use a struct device, and purge
> misc_device from the mid layer.
>
> > I can't protect the ops with just a mutex since tee_ioctl_cmd() needs to
> > be multithreaded.
>
> Then use a sleeping read/write lock - aka an active count.

Thanks for the clarification, I got it now.

Regards,
Jens


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