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From: Stefan Berger <stefanb@linux.ibm.com>
To: Jarkko Sakkinen <jarkko@kernel.org>,
	Stefan Berger <stefanb@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc: peterhuewe@gmx.de, jgg@ziepe.ca, linux-integrity@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-security-module@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, Nayna Jain <nayna@linux.ibm.com>,
	George Wilson <gcwilson@linux.ibm.com>,
	Nageswara R Sastry <rnsastry@linux.ibm.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] tpm: ibmvtpm: Avoid error message when process gets signal while waiting
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 23:00:51 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <ad4011fb-fc1f-4019-9856-7d171db3255c@linux.ibm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210727024225.swqy5ypcytsngpd6@kernel.org>


On 7/26/21 10:42 PM, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 12, 2021 at 12:25:05PM -0400, Stefan Berger wrote:
>> From: Stefan Berger <stefanb@linux.ibm.com>
>>
>> When rngd is run as root then lots of these types of message will appear
>> in the kernel log if the TPM has been configure to provide random bytes:
>>
>> [ 7406.275163] tpm tpm0: tpm_transmit: tpm_recv: error -4
>>
>> The issue is caused by the following call that is interrupted while
>> waiting for the TPM's response.
>>
>> sig = wait_event_interruptible(ibmvtpm->wq,
>>                                 !ibmvtpm->tpm_processing_cmd);
>>
>> The solution is to use wait_event() instead.
> Why?

So it becomes uninterruptible and these error messages go away.

     Stefan

>
> /Jarkko

  reply	other threads:[~2021-07-27  3:01 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-12 16:25 Stefan Berger
2021-07-13  5:03 ` Nageswara Sastry
2021-07-27  2:42 ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-07-27  3:00   ` Stefan Berger [this message]
2021-07-28 21:50     ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-07-29 13:39       ` Stefan Berger
2021-07-30  0:57         ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2021-07-30 11:45           ` Stefan Berger
2021-07-29 16:19 Stefan Berger
2021-07-30  4:15 ` Nageswara Sastry

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