[PATCH] tpm: ibmvtpm: Avoid error message when process gets signal while waiting

Stefan Berger stefanb at linux.ibm.com
Tue Jul 27 03:00:51 UTC 2021

On 7/26/21 10:42 PM, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 12, 2021 at 12:25:05PM -0400, Stefan Berger wrote:
>> From: Stefan Berger <stefanb at linux.ibm.com>
>> When rngd is run as root then lots of these types of message will appear
>> in the kernel log if the TPM has been configure to provide random bytes:
>> [ 7406.275163] tpm tpm0: tpm_transmit: tpm_recv: error -4
>> The issue is caused by the following call that is interrupted while
>> waiting for the TPM's response.
>> sig = wait_event_interruptible(ibmvtpm->wq,
>>                                 !ibmvtpm->tpm_processing_cmd);
>> The solution is to use wait_event() instead.
> Why?

So it becomes uninterruptible and these error messages go away.


> /Jarkko

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