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From: Jarkko Sakkinen <jarkko.sakkinen-VuQAYsv1563Yd54FQh9/CA@public.gmane.org>
To: Stefan Berger
	<stefanb-23VcF4HTsmIX0ybBhKVfKdBPR1lH4CV8@public.gmane.org>
Cc: LSM List
	<linux-security-module-u79uwXL29TY76Z2rM5mHXA@public.gmane.org>,
	tpmdd-devel-5NWGOfrQmneRv+LV9MX5uipxlwaOVQ5f@public.gmane.org,
	linux-kernel-u79uwXL29TY76Z2rM5mHXA@public.gmane.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 3/3] tpm: vtpm_proxy: Add ioctl to request locality prepended to command
Date: Wed, 10 May 2017 21:33:31 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20170510183331.abpeaa4bliohehsv@intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <2c20fc62-938a-a6da-dbb2-70711b84996d-23VcF4HTsmIX0ybBhKVfKdBPR1lH4CV8@public.gmane.org>

On Wed, May 10, 2017 at 09:20:14AM -0400, Stefan Berger wrote:
> On 05/10/2017 08:47 AM, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
> > On Tue, May 09, 2017 at 11:49:05AM -0400, Stefan Berger wrote:
> > > On 05/08/2017 07:43 PM, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
> > > > On Thu, May 04, 2017 at 04:03:18PM -0400, Stefan Berger wrote:
> > > > > On 05/04/2017 02:40 PM, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
> > > > > > On Thu, May 04, 2017 at 07:14:27AM -0400, Stefan Berger wrote:
> > > > > > > On 05/04/2017 05:17 AM, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
> > > > > > > > On Wed, May 03, 2017 at 07:40:48PM -0400, Stefan Berger wrote:
> > > > > > > > > On 05/03/2017 06:37 PM, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
> > > > > > > > > > On Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 09:02:18AM -0400, Stefan Berger wrote:
> > > > > > > > > > > Add an ioctl to request that the locality be prepended to every TPM
> > > > > > > > > > > command.
> > > > > > > > > > Don't really understand this change. Why locality is prenpended?
> > > > > > > > > Commands can be executed under locality 0-3 and for some commands it is
> > > > > > > > > important to know which locality a user may have chosen. How else should we
> > > > > > > > > convey that locality to the TPM emulator ?
> > > > > > > > Why this is not in the commit message?
> > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > More scalable way to do this would be to have a set of vtpm proxy
> > > > > > > > commands. There could be a command for requesting and releasing
> > > > > > > > locality. That would be more clean.
> > > > > > > I would think that if someone wanted to use locality it's the client using
> > > > > > > /dev/tpm(rm)0 calling an ioctl or so and the vtpm proxy then merely passing
> > > > > > > that locality to the backend (TPM emulator). I suppose the intention is to
> > > > > > > support something like that following the addition of the new functions
> > > > > > > request_locality and release_locality?
> > > > > > What if we later on want to pass something else than locality to the
> > > > > > backend? How that will work out?
> > > > > 'push' more data in front. 'pop' off by recipient. We could wrap the command
> > > > > in some form.
> > > > > 
> > > > >       Stefan
> > > > I would find having a set of special commands cleaner. Prepending sounds
> > > > like a quick hack to me, not really something that should exist in the
> > > > mainline.
> > > Along the lines of this here?
> > > 
> > > uint32_2 command
> > > uint32_2 totlength
> > > uint8_t locality
> > > uint8_t buffer[]  <- the actual TPM command
> > > 
> > > 
> > > With a command code like VTPM_PROXY_CMD_TPM_CMD = 1.
> > > 
> > >     Stefan
> > That would break binary compability.
> 
> That's why I am adding that additional flag that allows a client to choose
> whether it wants the TPM command wrapped (or locality prepended) so that it
> knows what to expect from the driver. I don't think that breaks
> compatibility.

I think having TPM command codes for control messages would be a
better idea and it is trivial to filter them so that client cannot
use those commands.

/Jarkko

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  parent reply	other threads:[~2017-05-10 18:33 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 21+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-04-28 13:02 [PATCH v2 0/3] Extend the vTPM proxy driver to pass locality to emulator Stefan Berger
     [not found] ` <1493384538-27883-1-git-send-email-stefanb-23VcF4HTsmIX0ybBhKVfKdBPR1lH4CV8@public.gmane.org>
2017-04-28 13:02   ` [PATCH v2 1/3] tpm: vtpm_proxy: Add ioctl to get supported flags Stefan Berger
2017-05-03 22:31     ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2017-04-28 13:02   ` [PATCH v2 2/3] tpm: vtpm_proxy: Implement request_locality Stefan Berger
2017-04-29 11:58   ` [PATCH v2 0/3] Extend the vTPM proxy driver to pass locality to emulator Jarkko Sakkinen
2017-04-28 13:02 ` [PATCH v2 3/3] tpm: vtpm_proxy: Add ioctl to request locality prepended to command Stefan Berger
     [not found]   ` <1493384538-27883-4-git-send-email-stefanb-23VcF4HTsmIX0ybBhKVfKdBPR1lH4CV8@public.gmane.org>
2017-04-29  7:02     ` kbuild test robot
2017-05-03 22:37   ` Jarkko Sakkinen
     [not found]     ` <20170503223747.zefh76m4youqlgje-ral2JQCrhuEAvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>
2017-05-03 23:40       ` Stefan Berger
     [not found]         ` <40cd7d48-f6d1-39f4-99a3-916c7cdbb636-23VcF4HTsmIX0ybBhKVfKdBPR1lH4CV8@public.gmane.org>
2017-05-04  9:17           ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2017-05-04 11:14             ` Stefan Berger
2017-05-04 18:40               ` Jarkko Sakkinen
     [not found]                 ` <20170504184007.46efvqyqwxjkzwuq-ral2JQCrhuEAvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>
2017-05-04 20:03                   ` Stefan Berger
2017-05-08 23:43                     ` Jarkko Sakkinen
     [not found]                       ` <20170508234328.iydmoverh5z4nwco-ral2JQCrhuEAvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>
2017-05-09 15:49                         ` Stefan Berger
2017-05-10 12:47                           ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2017-05-10 13:20                             ` Stefan Berger
     [not found]                               ` <2c20fc62-938a-a6da-dbb2-70711b84996d-23VcF4HTsmIX0ybBhKVfKdBPR1lH4CV8@public.gmane.org>
2017-05-10 18:33                                 ` Jarkko Sakkinen [this message]
2017-05-03 22:38 ` [PATCH v2 0/3] Extend the vTPM proxy driver to pass locality to emulator Jarkko Sakkinen
2017-05-03 23:42   ` Stefan Berger
     [not found]     ` <72bacff5-5213-b114-ebf4-6e3fe7284bdc-23VcF4HTsmIX0ybBhKVfKdBPR1lH4CV8@public.gmane.org>
2017-05-04  9:18       ` Jarkko Sakkinen

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