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

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at google.com
Fri Mar 8 17:51:57 UTC 2019

On Fri, Mar 8, 2019 at 5:40 AM Mimi Zohar <zohar at linux.ibm.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2019-03-07 at 14:50 -0800, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> > 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.

Hm. And this only happens on certain firmware versions? If something's
stepping on boot_params then we have bigger problems.

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