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SubjectRe: [PATCH] tpm: Fix TPM 1.2 Shutdown sequence to prevent future TPM operations
On Fri, Jul 12, 2019 at 06:31:38AM +0300, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 11, 2019 at 04:46:26PM -0300, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 11, 2019 at 10:43:13PM +0300, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
> > > On Thu, Jul 11, 2019 at 09:35:33PM +0300, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
> > > > > Careful with this, you can't backport this to any kernels that don't
> > > > > have the sysfs ops locking changes or they will crash in sysfs code.
> > > >
> > > > Oops, I was way too fast! Thanks Jason.
> > >
> > > Hmm... hold on a second.
> > >
> > > How would the crash realize? I mean this is at the point when user space
> > > should not be active.
> >
> > Not strictly, AFAIK
> >
> > > Secondly, why the crash would not realize with
> > > TPM2? The only thing the fix is doing is to do the same thing with TPM1
> > > essentially.
> >
> > TPM2 doesn't use the unlocked sysfs path
>
> Gah, sorry :-) I should have known that.
>
> I can go through the patches needed when I come back from my leave after
> two weeks.

It might require a number of patches but maybe it makes also overally sense
to fix the racy sysfs code in stable kernels.

/Jarkko

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