[PATCH v4 1/2] tpm: Unify the send callback behaviour

Alexander Steffen Alexander.Steffen at infineon.com
Mon Feb 11 15:05:39 UTC 2019

On 08.02.2019 20:00, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 08, 2019 at 01:12:34PM -0500, Stefan Berger wrote:
>> On 2/8/19 1:08 PM, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
>>> The send() callback should never return length as it does not in every
>>> driver except tpm_crb in the success case. The reason is that the main
>>> transmit functionality only cares about whether the transmit was
>>> successful or not and ignores the count completely.
>>> Cc: stable at vger.kernel.org
>>> Signed-off-by: Jarkko Sakkinen <jarkko.sakkinen at linux.intel.com>
>> Reviewed-by: Stefan Berger <stefanb at linux.ibm.com>
>> Let me know when you put it into your tree, I'll give it a spin while I am
>> at it. :-)
> Thank you Stefan! I also add your suggested-by to the first commit
> because you pointed out the problem.
> It all looks now legit, but just in case I'll add a check for the return
> value to tpm_try_transmit() and a warning if it is not zero in the
> success case (and after that zeroing of rc).
> That check can be removed when I do v5.3 pull request. That should
> enough window to catch any potential issues and check will ensure that
> kernel won't fail even there was something forgotten.
> Alexander, I'll push this version now to the master and next with the
> additional check described in this commit, but will add your tags
> after you have time to test.

I ran all tests again and everything works now as expected :)

Tested-by: Alexander Steffen <Alexander.Steffen at infineon.com>


More information about the Linux-security-module-archive mailing list