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* Re: [PATCH v2 01/13] docs: Warn about incomplete vtpmmgr TPM 2.0 support
@ 2021-05-08 18:37 Rich Persaud
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From: Rich Persaud @ 2021-05-08 18:37 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Jason Andryuk; +Cc: xen-devel, Ian Jackson, Wei Liu, Andrew Cooper

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On May 6, 2021, at 10:00, Jason Andryuk <jandryuk@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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>
> Acked-by: Andrew Cooper <andrew.cooper3@citrix.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

Should SUPPORT.md also be updated?

https://xenbits.xen.org/gitweb/?p=xen.git;a=blob;f=SUPPORT.md;hb=refs/heads/master

Rich

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* [PATCH v2 01/13] docs: Warn about incomplete vtpmmgr TPM 2.0 support
  2021-05-06 13:59 [PATCH v2 00/13] vtpmmgr: Some fixes - still incomplete Jason Andryuk
@ 2021-05-06 13:59 ` Jason Andryuk
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 2+ messages in thread
From: Jason Andryuk @ 2021-05-06 13:59 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: xen-devel; +Cc: Jason Andryuk, Ian Jackson, Wei Liu, Andrew Cooper

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>
Acked-by: Andrew Cooper <andrew.cooper3@citrix.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



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