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From: PrasannaKumar Muralidharan <prasannatsmkumar@gmail.com>
To: Jason Gunthorpe <jgunthorpe@obsidianresearch.com>
Cc: Jarkko Sakkinen <jarkko.sakkinen@linux.intel.com>,
	Stefan Berger <stefanb@linux.vnet.ibm.com>,
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Subject: Re: [tpmdd-devel] [PATCH] tpm: remove chip_num parameter from in-kernel API
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2017 21:44:30 +0530
Message-ID: <CANc+2y4VYWUON2Uo5M7SyyxtrMPiyY1Ln0WEkFLzKsHJ0v_keA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20171024161118.GA348@obsidianresearch.com>

On 24 October 2017 at 21:41, Jason Gunthorpe
<jgunthorpe@obsidianresearch.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 09:37:33PM +0530, PrasannaKumar Muralidharan wrote:
>> Hi Jason,
>>
>> On 24 October 2017 at 21:25, Jason Gunthorpe
>> <jgunthorpe@obsidianresearch.com> wrote:
>> > On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 09:21:15PM +0530, PrasannaKumar Muralidharan wrote:
>> >
>> >> Please check the RFC [1]. It does use chip id. The rfc has issues and
>> >> has to be fixed but still there could be users of the API.
>> >>
>> >> 1. https://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-crypto/msg28282.html
>> >
>> > That patch isn't safe at all. You need to store a kref to th chip in
>> > the hwrng, not parse a string.
>>
>> The drivers/char/hw_random/tpm-rng.c module does not store the chip
>> reference so I guess the usage is safe.
>
> It is using the default TPM, it is always safe to use the default tpm.
>
>> The RFC is just a sample use case of the API.
>
> Well, a wrong example not to be emulated, and I think, further shows
> how Jarkko's direction is the right one.

I am wondering why it is wrong. Isn't the chip id valid till it is
unregistered? If so the rfc is correct. Please explain, may be I am
missing something.

Thanks,
PrasannaKumar

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Thread overview: 24+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-10-23 12:38 Jarkko Sakkinen
2017-10-23 14:07 ` [tpmdd-devel] " Stefan Berger
2017-10-23 16:31   ` Jason Gunthorpe
2017-10-24 15:44     ` Jarkko Sakkinen
     [not found]       ` <20171024154440.3jeupmus43jcgbbz-VuQAYsv1563Yd54FQh9/CA@public.gmane.org>
2017-10-24 15:51         ` PrasannaKumar Muralidharan
2017-10-24 15:55           ` [tpmdd-devel] " Jason Gunthorpe
2017-10-24 16:07             ` PrasannaKumar Muralidharan
2017-10-24 16:11               ` Jason Gunthorpe
2017-10-24 16:14                 ` PrasannaKumar Muralidharan [this message]
2017-10-24 17:46                   ` Jason Gunthorpe
2017-10-24 17:56                     ` PrasannaKumar Muralidharan
2017-10-24 17:02                 ` Dmitry Torokhov
2017-10-24 17:37                   ` Jason Gunthorpe
2017-10-24 17:44                     ` PrasannaKumar Muralidharan
     [not found]                     ` <20171024173757.GA1806-ePGOBjL8dl3ta4EC/59zMFaTQe2KTcn/@public.gmane.org>
2017-10-24 18:04                       ` Dmitry Torokhov
2017-10-24 18:15                   ` [tpmdd-devel] " Jarkko Sakkinen
     [not found]                     ` <20171024181512.iaxtzgxexhki7aqr-VuQAYsv1563Yd54FQh9/CA@public.gmane.org>
2017-10-24 18:40                       ` Peter Huewe
2017-10-24 16:23           ` [tpmdd-devel] " Jarkko Sakkinen
2017-10-24 16:35             ` PrasannaKumar Muralidharan
     [not found]               ` <CANc+2y4vtr+kbhC_7Rv=rHA2LgEVBHLFEu+DYYK1UmpU63PCgQ-JsoAwUIsXosN+BqQ9rBEUg@public.gmane.org>
2017-10-24 18:22                 ` Jarkko Sakkinen
     [not found]                   ` <20171024182235.d7b3oajc5zcjs57v-VuQAYsv1563Yd54FQh9/CA@public.gmane.org>
2017-10-25 14:51                     ` PrasannaKumar Muralidharan
2017-10-25 19:11                       ` [tpmdd-devel] " Jarkko Sakkinen
2017-10-26 16:23                         ` PrasannaKumar Muralidharan
2017-10-24 14:04   ` Jarkko Sakkinen

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