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Date:   Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:49:27 -0700
From:   Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@...el.com>
To:     Roberto Sassu <roberto.sassu@...wei.com>
Cc:     Jarkko Sakkinen <jarkko.sakkinen@...ux.intel.com>,
        David Howells <dhowells@...hat.com>,
        Mimi Zohar <zohar@...ux.ibm.com>,
        linux-integrity@...r.kernel.org, keyrings@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-security-module@...r.kernel.org,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        linux-nvdimm <linux-nvdimm@...ts.01.org>, david.safford@...com,
        James Bottomley <jejb@...ux.ibm.com>,
        Silviu Vlasceanu <silviu.vlasceanu@...wei.com>,
        stable <stable@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] KEYS: trusted: defer execution of TPM-specific code until
 key instantiate

On Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 11:04 AM Roberto Sassu <roberto.sassu@...wei.com> wrote:
>
> Commit 240730437deb ("KEYS: trusted: explicitly use tpm_chip structure from
> tpm_default_chip()") changed the tpm_chip argument of every TPM function
> from NULL to a pointer that is retrieved at module initialization time.
>
> Unlike before this patch, the trusted module cannot be loaded if no TPM is
> available. Unfortunately, this causes a dependency problem because the
> encrypted key type requires the 'key_type_trusted' symbol when
> CONFIG_TRUSTED_KEYS is defined.
>
> This patch fixes the issue by deferring the execution of TPM-specific code
> until a new trusted key is instantiated: init_tpm(), to obtain a tpm_chip
> pointer; init_digests(), introduced by commit 0b6cf6b97b7e ("tpm: pass an
> array of tpm_extend_digest structures to tpm_pcr_extend()"), to get random
> bytes from the TPM to lock a PCR.
>
> Cc: stable@...r.kernel.org
> Fixes: 240730437deb ("KEYS: trusted: explicitly use tpm_chip structure from tpm_default_chip()")
> Reported-by: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@...el.com>

Tested-by: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@...el.com>

Thanks Robert!

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