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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 1/2] tpm: add ptr to the tpm_space struct to file_priv
On 08/10/2018 10:27 AM, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 07, 2018 at 01:27:44PM -0700, Tadeusz Struk wrote:
>> Add a ptr to struct tpm_space to the file_priv to have an easy
>> access to it in the async job without the need to allocate memory.
>> This also allows to consolidate of the write operations for
>> the two interfaces.
> I think the 2nd premise should be the priority and the first premise should
> be removed as it is not needed in any possible way to justify the
> change.

The main reason why the pointer to tpm_space struct was added to the
file_priv was to have access to space in the async job when it is enqueued
via the /dev/tpm<N> interface. Currently it is only available in tpmrm_priv.
Otherwise I would need to introduce yet another struct what would consist of
a ptr file_priv and a ptr to tpm_space and allocate it on every enqueue.
Much easier was to to it this way. The consolidation was only a side effect
of this so I think the description is correct.

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