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From: Josh Zimmerman <>
To: Peter Huewe <>,
	Marcel Selhorst <>,
	Jarkko Sakkinen
	Jason Gunthorpe
Subject: [PATCH v5] tpm: Issue a TPM2_Shutdown for TPM2 devices.
Date: Tue, 30 May 2017 12:00:54 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

If a TPM2 loses power without a TPM2_Shutdown command being issued (a
"disorderly reboot"), it may lose some state that has yet to be
persisted to NVRam, and will increment the DA counter. After the DA
counter gets sufficiently large, the TPM will lock the user out.

NOTE: This only changes behavior on TPM2 devices. Since TPM1 uses sysfs,
and sysfs relies on implicit locking on chip->ops, it is not safe to
allow this code to run in TPM1, or to add sysfs support to TPM2, until
that locking is made explicit.

Signed-off-by: Josh Zimmerman <>

  - Properly split changes between this and another commit
  - Use proper locking primitive.
  - Fix commenting style
  - Re-fix commenting style
  - Update description and tags (Reviewed-by, Cc).
  - Update documentation.
 drivers/char/tpm/tpm-chip.c  | 23 +++++++++++++++++++++++
 drivers/char/tpm/tpm-sysfs.c |  3 +++
 2 files changed, 26 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/char/tpm/tpm-chip.c b/drivers/char/tpm/tpm-chip.c
index 9dec9f551b83..75a734c5cac5 100644
--- a/drivers/char/tpm/tpm-chip.c
+++ b/drivers/char/tpm/tpm-chip.c
@@ -143,6 +143,28 @@ static void tpm_devs_release(struct device *dev)

+ * tpm_shutdown() - prepare the TPM device for loss of power.
+ * @dev: device to which the chip is associated.
+ *
+ * Issues a TPM2_Shutdown command prior to loss of power, as required by the
+ * TPM 2.0 spec.
+ *
+ * XXX: This codepath relies on the fact that sysfs is not enabled for
+ * TPM2: sysfs uses an implicit lock on chip->ops, so this could race if TPM2
+ * has sysfs support enabled before TPM sysfs's implicit locking is fixed.
+ */
+static void tpm_shutdown(struct device *dev)
+ struct tpm_chip *chip = container_of(dev, struct tpm_chip, dev);
+ if (chip->flags & TPM_CHIP_FLAG_TPM2) {
+ down_write(&chip->ops_sem);
+ tpm2_shutdown(chip, TPM_SU_CLEAR);
+ chip->ops = NULL;
+ up_write(&chip->ops_sem);
+ }
  * tpm_chip_alloc() - allocate a new struct tpm_chip instance
  * @pdev: device to which the chip is associated
  *        At this point pdev mst be initialized, but does not have to
@@ -181,6 +203,7 @@ struct tpm_chip *tpm_chip_alloc(struct device *pdev,

  chip->dev.class = tpm_class;
+ chip->dev.class.shutdown = tpm_shutdown;
  chip->dev.release = tpm_dev_release;
  chip->dev.parent = pdev;
  chip->dev.groups = chip->groups;
diff --git a/drivers/char/tpm/tpm-sysfs.c b/drivers/char/tpm/tpm-sysfs.c
index 55405dbe43fa..59bd0b7b5959 100644
--- a/drivers/char/tpm/tpm-sysfs.c
+++ b/drivers/char/tpm/tpm-sysfs.c
@@ -294,6 +294,9 @@ static const struct attribute_group tpm_dev_group = {

 void tpm_sysfs_add_device(struct tpm_chip *chip)
+ /* XXX: If you wish to remove this restriction, you must first update
+ * tpm_sysfs to explicitly lock chip->ops.
+ */
  if (chip->flags & TPM_CHIP_FLAG_TPM2)


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