[GIT PULL] tpmdd updates for v4.16

Alexander Steffen Alexander.Steffen at infineon.com
Thu Jan 11 17:29:16 UTC 2018

On 10.01.2018 17:08, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 09, 2018 at 10:59:07AM +0100, Alexander Steffen wrote:
>> On 08.01.2018 12:18, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
>>> Hi James,
>>> Sorry for a late PR.
>>> Summary of the content:
>>> * Reduced polling delays in tpm_tis.
>>> * Support for retrieving TPM 2.0 Event Log through EFI before
>>>     ExitBootServices.
>>> * Replaced tpm-rng.c with a hwrng device managed by the driver for each
>>>     TPM device.
>>> * TPM resource manager synthesizes TPM_RC_COMMAND_CODE response instead
>>>     of returning -EINVAL for unknown TPM commands. This makes user space
>>>     more sound.
>>> * CLKRUN fixes:
>>>     * Keep #CLKRUN disable through the entier TPM command/response flow.
>>>     * Check whether #CLKRUN is enabled before disabling and enabling it
>>>       again because enabling it breaks PS/2 devices on a system where it
>>>       is disabled.
>> I just spent some time trying to run all that (tpmdd-next-20180108) through
>> my test system and hit a couple of non-TPM problems. In case you see similar
>> issues, this is what I found out:
>> 1. rmmod for the TPM driver hangs indefinitely. The TPM driver now registers
>> itself as a hwrng, but in case it is the only hwrng in a system, the call to
>> hwrng_unregister never returns. Known bug, but still not fixed in 4.15-rc7
>> (see https://www.mail-archive.com/linux-crypto@vger.kernel.org/msg29884.html
>> for details).
>> 2. Raspberry Pis (which I use to test tpm_tis_spi and
>> tpm_i2c_infineon) boot with that kernel, but have no USB or ethernet
>> support. Also a known problem
>> (http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/linux-arm-kernel/2018-January/552280.html).
>> 3. Device tree overlays with references to non-existent target-paths are
>> rejected now (whereas before the invalid parts were just ignored). I guess
>> this is an intentional change, but the error message does not really point
>> to the problem (applying the overlay just returns with EINVAL).
> Do we have these?

No, otherwise I would have sent a fix :)

It is just something that I used for my tests: I had an overlay that I 
could use for both the mainline kernel and the RPi kernel. On the RPi 
kernel it would deactivate the spidev entry, so that tpm_tis_spi was 
able to use the device. On the mainline kernel, there is no spidev in 
the device tree, so this part is not necessary and I simply removed it 
now to fix the problem (I'm not using the RPi kernels anymore).


>> With all that fixed in my environment, my tests now pass successfully.
>> Alexander
> Thank you for reporting these issues.
> /Jarkko
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