[PATCH 3/3] x86/ima: retry detecting secure boot mode

Mimi Zohar zohar at linux.ibm.com
Fri Mar 8 13:39:37 UTC 2019

On Thu, 2019-03-07 at 14:50 -0800, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 7, 2019 at 2:48 PM Mimi Zohar <zohar at linux.ibm.com> wrote:
> > I added this last attempt because I'm seeing this on my laptop, with
> > some older, buggy firmware.
> Is the issue that it gives incorrect results on the first read, or is
> the issue that it gives incorrect results before ExitBootServices() is
> called? If the former then we should read twice in the boot stub, if
> the latter then we should figure out a way to do this immediately
> after ExitBootServices() instead.

Detecting the secure boot mode isn't the problem.  On boot, I am
seeing "EFI stub: UEFI Secure Boot is enabled", but setup_arch() emits
"Secure boot could not be determined".

In efi_main() the secure_boot mode is initially unset, so
efi_get_secureboot() is called.  efi_get_secureboot() returns the
secure_boot mode correctly as enabled.  The problem seems to be in
saving the secure_boot mode for later use.


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