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From: Jason Andryuk <jandryuk@gmail.com>
To: xen-devel@lists.xenproject.org
Cc: Jason Andryuk <jandryuk@gmail.com>,
	Ian Jackson <iwj@xenproject.org>, Wei Liu <wl@xen.org>
Subject: [PATCH 1/9] docs: Warn about incomplete vtpmmgr TPM 2.0 support
Date: Tue,  4 May 2021 08:48:34 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210504124842.220445-2-jandryuk@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210504124842.220445-1-jandryuk@gmail.com>

The vtpmmgr TPM 2.0 support is incomplete.  Add a warning about that to
the documentation so others don't have to work through discovering it is
broken.

Signed-off-by: Jason Andryuk <jandryuk@gmail.com>
---
 docs/man/xen-vtpmmgr.7.pod | 11 +++++++++++
 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+)

diff --git a/docs/man/xen-vtpmmgr.7.pod b/docs/man/xen-vtpmmgr.7.pod
index af825a7ffe..875dcce508 100644
--- a/docs/man/xen-vtpmmgr.7.pod
+++ b/docs/man/xen-vtpmmgr.7.pod
@@ -222,6 +222,17 @@ XSM label, not the kernel.
 
 =head1 Appendix B: vtpmmgr on TPM 2.0
 
+=head2 WARNING: Incomplete - cannot persist data
+
+TPM 2.0 support for vTPM manager is incomplete.  There is no support for
+persisting an encryption key, so vTPM manager regenerates primary and secondary
+key handles each boot.
+
+Also, the vTPM manger group command implementation hardcodes TPM 1.2 commands.
+This means running manage-vtpmmgr.pl fails when the TPM 2.0 hardware rejects
+the TPM 1.2 commands.  vTPM manager with TPM 2.0 cannot create groups and
+therefore cannot persist vTPM contents.
+
 =head2 Manager disk image setup:
 
 The vTPM Manager requires a disk image to store its encrypted data. The image
-- 
2.30.2



  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-04 12:49 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 30+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-04 12:48 [PATCH 0/9] vtpmmgr: Some fixes - still incomplete Jason Andryuk
2021-05-04 12:48 ` Jason Andryuk [this message]
2021-05-04 17:55   ` [PATCH 1/9] docs: Warn about incomplete vtpmmgr TPM 2.0 support Andrew Cooper
2021-05-07 15:31   ` Daniel P. Smith
2021-05-04 12:48 ` [PATCH 2/9] vtpmmgr: Print error code to aid debugging Jason Andryuk
2021-05-04 13:03   ` Samuel Thibault
2021-05-07 15:33   ` Daniel P. Smith
2021-05-04 12:48 ` [PATCH 3/9] stubom: newlib: Enable C99 formats for %z Jason Andryuk
2021-05-04 13:08   ` Samuel Thibault
2021-05-07 15:37   ` Daniel P. Smith
2021-05-04 12:48 ` [PATCH 4/9] vtpmmgr: Allow specifying srk_handle for TPM2 Jason Andryuk
2021-05-04 13:13   ` Samuel Thibault
2021-05-04 17:04     ` Jason Andryuk
2021-05-04 17:07       ` Samuel Thibault
2021-05-04 17:27         ` Jason Andryuk
2021-05-04 17:48           ` Samuel Thibault
2021-05-04 12:48 ` [PATCH 5/9] vtpmmgr: Move vtpmmgr_shutdown Jason Andryuk
2021-05-04 13:14   ` Samuel Thibault
2021-05-04 12:48 ` [PATCH 6/9] vtpmmgr: Flush transient keys on shutdown Jason Andryuk
2021-05-04 13:15   ` Samuel Thibault
2021-05-04 12:48 ` [PATCH 7/9] vtpmmgr: Flush all transient keys Jason Andryuk
2021-05-04 13:16   ` Samuel Thibault
2021-05-04 17:05     ` Jason Andryuk
2021-05-04 17:07       ` Samuel Thibault
2021-05-04 12:48 ` [PATCH 8/9] vtpmmgr: Shutdown more gracefully Jason Andryuk
2021-05-04 13:18   ` Samuel Thibault
2021-05-04 12:48 ` [PATCH 9/9] vtpmmgr: Support GetRandom passthrough on TPM 2.0 Jason Andryuk
2021-05-04 13:33   ` Samuel Thibault
2021-05-04 17:23     ` Jason Andryuk
2021-05-04 17:47       ` Samuel Thibault

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