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Subject[PATCH v9 00/17] Introduce support for Dell SMBIOS over WMI
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The existing way that the dell-smbios helper module and associated
other drivers (dell-laptop, dell-wmi) communicate with the platform
really isn't secure. It requires creating a buffer in physical
DMA32 memory space and passing that to the platform via SMM.

Since the platform got a physical memory pointer, you've just got
to trust that the platform has only modified (and accessed) memory
within that buffer.

Dell Platform designers recognize this security risk and offer a
safer way to communicate with the platform over ACPI. This is
in turn exposed via a WMI interface to the OS.

When communicating over WMI-ACPI the communication doesn't occur
with physical memory pointers. When the ASL is invoked, the fixed
length ACPI buffer is copied to a small operating region. The ASL
will invoke the SMI, and SMM will only have access to this operating
region. When the ASL returns the buffer is copied back for the OS
to process.

This method of communication should also deprecate the usage of the
dcdbas kernel module and software dependent upon it's interface.
Instead offer a character device interface for communicating with this
ASL method to allow userspace to use instead.

To faciliate that this patch series introduces a generic way for WMI
drivers to be able to create discoverable character devices with
a predictable IOCTL interface through the WMI bus when desired.
Requiring WMI drivers to explicitly ask for this functionality will
act as an effective vendor whitelist to character device creation.

Some of this work is the basis for what will be a proper interpreter
of MOF in the kernel and controls for what drivers will be able to
do with that MOF.

NOTE: This patch series is intended to go on top of platform-drivers-x86
linux-next.

For convenience the entire series including those is also available here:
https://github.com/dell/linux/tree/wmi-smbios

changes between v8 and v9:
* Add Reviewed by from Edward to relevant patches 1-15
* Add a new patch that introduces an example tool for using
character device API.
* Add a new patch that moves class/select/tokens in whitelist
to userspace. This is intentionally split up as a separate patch
rather than roll up into filtering patch. The order is:
1) Add white/blacklist filtering
2) Add character device + uapi that uses filtering
3) Move whitelisted commands to uapi
4) Add tool for using some whitelisted commands in uapi
* wmi bus character patch
- Add a missing #ifdef CONFIG_COMPAT caught by kbuild bot
* dell smbios tokens patch:
- Add missing #include <linux/compatability.h> caught by kbuild bot.
* dell smbios smm patch:
- Remove unnecessary semicolons caught by kbuild bot.
- Add missing header caught by kbuild bot.
changes between v7 and v8:
* fix typo s/desc_buffer/buffer/ in 32k split commit
* Add missing include for <linux/types.h> in uapi
* dell-smbios: initialize correct attribute files
* Output class/select in debug messages in base 10.
* Don't send the u64 length argument to ACPI call length
* Only filter calls that originate from userspace
* Filter kernel calls from userspace
* Add more blacklisting/whitelisting logic per Alan Cox's
recommendations
* Adjust tokens attributes to only be accessible to CAP_SYS_ADMIN
* Set default permissions on character device.
* Move token, class, select definitions for items used in drivers
to dells-smios.h.
changes between v6 and v7:
* Use deferred probing in any function results needed from
dell-wmi-descriptor
* Protect against a list entry disappearing when running an ioctl from
WMI bus
* Move ioctl uapi declaration into a common header file for all WMI
drivers.
* New patch: create required_buffer_size for method type WMI objects
in WMI core rather than vendor driver.
* WSMT patch: Add comment explaining WSMT
* Filtering patch: Add comments explaining what I can about blacklists.
* WMI, dell-smbios-wmi: Add back in compat ioctl, it is needed.
My previous test was erroneous in forgetting to copy an updated header
into the chroot.
* dell-laptop, dell-wmi: allocate less memory for buffer, page no longer
needed
* dell-laptop make the changes (hopefully) more amenable to pali style
wise.
* read SMM cmd address in dell-smbios-smm rather than dell-smbios
* shuffle structure definitions for this
changes between v5 and v6:
* Adjust Kconfig for dell-smbios to not depend on anything.
- SMM and WMI drivers will both select dell-smbios
- Technically the module can run on it's own (it's just not useful)
* Add a new tokens sysfs interface
* Rework blacklisting into easily expandable structures
* Lock modules during ioctl call from WMI bus
* drop references to compat ioctl in both WMI and dell-smbios-wmi
drivers. (Made sure ioctl worked in both 32 and 64 userspace though)
* dell-smbios-wmi
- s/buffer_size/req_buf_size/ to make it clearer that userspace
doesn't get to set this, it's set internally.
- read just buffer length before reading whole structure from
userspace
- if buffer length is too big, show a warning
- I tried to rename argument for unlocked_ioctl, but this caused
problems in matching initialization lists, so still casting.
- Add comments clarifying everything happening in ioctl
changes between v4 and v5:
* Remove Andy's S suggested by in sysfs tokens patch
* Make some output in dell-wmi-descriptor debug only
* Adjust various Kconfig dependencies as recommended by Darren
* Drop patch to set dell-smbios to default on ACPI_WMI,
it's not needed after the Kconfig dependencies rework
* Move WSMT check patch to after WMI driver is introduced.
* Make common smbios call return value int as there could be
errors now with drivers not being loaded.
* Make SMBIOS call methods for all drivers return status
* Reorder patches 2 and 4.
* Don't export symbols for calling functions on dispatchers
* wmi patch:
- use sprintf instead of strcpy
- remove needless bool for tracking found
- adjust logic to look for instance_count - 1, it's zero
based not 1 based.
- Pass a callback to unlocked_ioctl instead of full file
operations object
- ioctl: Don't fail on no bound WMI driver
- Add missing header for uapi
- Make helper macros include data types
- add compat ioctl
* dell-smbios:
- Add filtering functionality for SMBIOS calling interface
- Use dev_dbg rather than pr_debug where possible
* dell-smbios-wmi:
- test for handle on b1 table
- correct misc flags comment
- drop access checks
- use dev_dbg instead of pr_* calls
- use filtering functionality
- add mutexes around list add/remove
- switch from get_first_device to get_first_priv and inline
- add mutex locking to prevent unloading mid-call.
- update to new ioctl passing
- fix userspace uapi to use __u32 instead of u32
- Don't use a header file for internal only use
- make sure it works with compat ioctl
* dell-laptop: make dell_smbios_send_request local function
for boilerplate calls.
* ioctl patch
- Change API to have a simpler structure to pass back and
forth
- Rename header file
- Export to sysfs properly
- Add the size of the length variable into the requested
buffersize to sysfs, do math in the driver when copying
data around.
changes between v3 and v4:
* Make Dell WMI notifications driver fail notifications fail
when WMI descriptor driver is unavailable.
* Add a patch to check for Dell OEM string to stop dell-smbios
module from being loaded in unsupported systems manually.
* Split Dell WMI descriptor into it's own driver for others to
query.
* Test the misc BIOS flags table to decide whether to run in WMI
or SMI mode.
* s/dell-wmi-smbios/dell-smbios/ in a few patch titles
* Add missing Suggested-by to a patch from v2 (Sorry Andy S!)
* Adjust cleanup order of wmi character device.
* Fix a remaining reference to /dev/wmi-$driver
* Use get_order to get size for pages
* Split up dell-smbios into 3 drivers:
dell-smbios
-> dell-smbios-smm
-> dell-smbios-wmi
If either of the two dispatcher drivers is unloaded but
the other still works, gracefully fall back to that driver
* Remove unneded open and release on file operations in WMI
driver
* Switch to misc character device in WMI bus.
* Query the size of the calling interface buffer from WMI
descriptor driver.
* Require userspace to use this information to build an
appropriately sized buffer.
* Verify the size of buffer passed from userspace matches
expectation of buffer processed in kernel.
* Add more documentation about the IOCTL API.
* Add in a recommendation from Andy S about outputing tokens
* Add a patch to test for non-functional SMM due to WSMT
* Define macros for IOCTL's through the WMI bus.
* Pass all IOCTL calls for WMI drivers through WMI bus
WMI bus will guarantee instance count matches and prevent
creating too many more IOCTLs.
changes between v2 and v3:
* Drop patches 1-7, they're in Darren's review tree now
* Add missing newline on new Documentation
* Add Reviewed by from Edward O'Callaghan
* Adjust path of character device from /dev/wmi-$driver to
/dev/wmi/$driver
* Store wmi_device pointer rather than using a boolean has_wmi
to indicate driver is running in WMI mode
* Don't guard free_page from freeing NULL (this is OK)
* New patch: add wmidev_evaluate_method to wmi bus as recommended
by Andy L
* Adjust ACPI-WMI interface for this patch change ^
* Add back in sysfs token patch, drop 2nd and 3rd ioctls per discussion
on mailing list.
* On sysfs interface: adjust the delimiter to be tabs
* Drop the rename dell-smbios -> dell-wmi-smbios patch
* Remove/move some unnecessary tests for CONFIG_DCDBAS
* Reword s/platform/SMM/ in the WMI-ACPI patch.
* Update Kconfig to recommend using CONFIG_DCDBAS on old machines.
* Allocate buffer to the same pointer regardless of the struct
assigned to it. Keep track of the buffer size for cleaning up.
* Explain policy around character device creation in commit message
changes between v1 and v2:
* Introduce another patch to sort the includes in wmi.c
* Introduce another patch to cleanup dell_wmi_check_descriptor_buffer
checks.
* Add a commit message to the pr_fmt commit
* Introduce includes to wmi.c in proper location
* Add Reviewed-by to relevant patches from Pali
* Make the WMI introduction patch fallback to legacy SMI
if compiled with CONFIG_DCDBAS
* Separate format of WMI and SMI buffers. WMI buffer supports more
arguments and data.
* Adjust the rename patch for changes to fallback
* Drop sysfs token creation patch
* Adjust WMI descriptor check patch for changes to fallback
* introduce another patch to remove needless includes in dell-smbios.c
* Add token ioctl interface to character device.
- Can query number of tokens
- Can query values in all tokens
* Expose format of all buffers and IOCTL commands to uapi header
* Drop the read interface from character device. It doesn't make
sense with multiple different ioctl methods.
* Default WMI interface to 32k (This would normally be queried via
MOF, but that's not possible yet)
* Create separate buffers for WMI and SMI. If WMI is available,
free the SMI buffer.
* Reorder patches so all fixups come first in the series.


Mario Limonciello (17):
platform/x86: wmi: Add new method wmidev_evaluate_method
platform/x86: dell-wmi: increase severity of some failures
platform/x86: dell-wmi: clean up wmi descriptor check
platform/x86: dell-wmi: allow 32k return size in the descriptor
platform/x86: dell-wmi-descriptor: split WMI descriptor into it's own
driver
platform/x86: wmi: Don't allow drivers to get each other's GUIDs
platform/x86: dell-smbios: only run if proper oem string is detected
platform/x86: dell-smbios: Add a sysfs interface for SMBIOS tokens
platform/x86: dell-smbios: Introduce dispatcher for SMM calls
platform/x86: dell-smbios-wmi: Add new WMI dispatcher driver
platform/x86: dell-smbios-smm: test for WSMT
platform/x86: dell-smbios: Add filtering support
platform/x86: wmi: Add sysfs attribute for required_buffer_size
platform/x86: wmi: create userspace interface for drivers
platform/x86: dell-smbios-wmi: introduce userspace interface
platform/x86: shuffle headers to export for userspace
tools/wmi: add a sample for dell smbios communication over WMI

Documentation/ABI/testing/dell-smbios-wmi | 41 ++
.../ABI/testing/sysfs-platform-dell-smbios | 21 +
MAINTAINERS | 26 ++
drivers/platform/x86/Kconfig | 34 +-
drivers/platform/x86/Makefile | 3 +
drivers/platform/x86/dell-laptop.c | 283 +++++-------
drivers/platform/x86/dell-smbios-smm.c | 196 ++++++++
drivers/platform/x86/dell-smbios-wmi.c | 292 ++++++++++++
drivers/platform/x86/dell-smbios.c | 512 +++++++++++++++++++--
drivers/platform/x86/dell-smbios.h | 49 +-
drivers/platform/x86/dell-wmi-descriptor.c | 162 +++++++
drivers/platform/x86/dell-wmi-descriptor.h | 18 +
drivers/platform/x86/dell-wmi.c | 91 +---
drivers/platform/x86/wmi.c | 196 +++++++-
include/linux/wmi.h | 17 +-
include/uapi/linux/wmi.h | 73 +++
tools/Makefile | 14 +-
tools/wmi/Makefile | 18 +
tools/wmi/dell-smbios-example.c | 214 +++++++++
19 files changed, 1904 insertions(+), 356 deletions(-)
create mode 100644 Documentation/ABI/testing/dell-smbios-wmi
create mode 100644 Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-platform-dell-smbios
create mode 100644 drivers/platform/x86/dell-smbios-smm.c
create mode 100644 drivers/platform/x86/dell-smbios-wmi.c
create mode 100644 drivers/platform/x86/dell-wmi-descriptor.c
create mode 100644 drivers/platform/x86/dell-wmi-descriptor.h
create mode 100644 include/uapi/linux/wmi.h
create mode 100644 tools/wmi/Makefile
create mode 100644 tools/wmi/dell-smbios-example.c

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