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SubjectRe: [PATCHv2 2/2] tpm_ftpm_tee: register driver on TEE bus
On Wed, 27 May 2020 at 22:42, Jarkko Sakkinen
<jarkko.sakkinen@linux.intel.com> wrote:
>
> On Mon, 2020-05-25 at 09:50 +0300, Maxim Uvarov wrote:
> > Jakko,
> > tee-supplicant application provides state machine over callbacks with
> > RPC messages.
> > https://github.com/OP-TEE/optee_client/blob/master/tee-supplicant/src/tee_supplicant.c#L614
> > It also allocates shm. Without running tee-supplicant
> > tee_client_open_session() will fail.
> > optee_open_session()->get_msg_arg()->tee_shm_alloc()->...
> > Optee team wanted to remove some dependencies from tee-supplicant with
> > moving code
> > to the kernel. But for now I think that should be out of the scope of
> > current patches due to
> > they fix driver initialization on tee bus without breaking current
> > functionality.
>
> So what is the role in high-level for tee-supplicant? Why does it
> exist? No time to dive into code unfortunately.
>

Original implementation for tee-supplicant does several things:
1. allocate shm
2. load ta from user space (fs file)
3. emulate rpmb
4. also there are some ftrace and socket functions which I did not use.

As I I understand, current implementation uses tee-supplicant and it's
library as
API from user land to Trusted OS.

Some docs can be found here:
https://optee.readthedocs.io/en/latest/architecture/index.html



> These kernel commits do not explain in simple terms enough how all
> of these entities connect with each other, if you don't have that
> understanding beforehand.
>

Yes, that is true. But I think it's something new and good docs will
be some time later.

> /Jarkko
>

Regards,
Maxim.

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