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Date:   Sat, 16 May 2020 01:05:53 +0000
From:   Luis Chamberlain <mcgrof@...nel.org>
To:     Scott Branden <scott.branden@...adcom.com>
Cc:     Mimi Zohar <zohar@...nel.org>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        David Brown <david.brown@...aro.org>,
        Alexander Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk>,
        Shuah Khan <shuah@...nel.org>, bjorn.andersson@...aro.org,
        Shuah Khan <skhan@...uxfoundation.org>,
        Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>,
        "Rafael J . Wysocki" <rafael@...nel.org>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-arm-msm@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org,
        BCM Kernel Feedback <bcm-kernel-feedback-list@...adcom.com>,
        Olof Johansson <olof@...om.net>,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@...cle.com>,
        Colin Ian King <colin.king@...onical.com>,
        Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>,
        Takashi Iwai <tiwai@...e.de>, linux-kselftest@...r.kernel.org,
        Andy Gross <agross@...nel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 0/7] firmware: add partial read support in
 request_firmware_into_buf

On Fri, May 15, 2020 at 04:28:08PM -0700, Scott Branden wrote:
> Hi Luis,
> 
> On 2020-05-15 1:47 p.m., Luis Chamberlain wrote:
> > On Wed, May 13, 2020 at 12:23:59PM -0400, Mimi Zohar wrote:
> > > Hi Scott,
> > > 
> > > On Thu, 2020-05-07 at 17:27 -0700, Scott Branden wrote:
> > > > Please consider this version series ready for upstream acceptance.
> > > > 
> > > > This patch series adds partial read support in request_firmware_into_buf.
> > > > In order to accept the enhanced API it has been requested that kernel
> > > > selftests and upstreamed driver utilize the API enhancement and so
> > > > are included in this patch series.
> > > > 
> > > > Also in this patch series is the addition of a new Broadcom VK driver
> > > > utilizing the new request_firmware_into_buf enhanced API.
> > > Up to now, the firmware blob was read into memory allowing IMA to
> > > verify the file signature.  With this change, ima_post_read_file()
> > > will not be able to verify the file signature.
> > > 
> > > (I don't think any of the other LSMs are on this hook, but you might
> > > want to Cc the LSM or integrity mailing list.)
> > Scott, so it sounds we need a resolution for pread for IMA for file
> > signature verification. It seems that can be addressed though. Feel
> > free to submit the u32 flag changes which you picked up on though in
> > the meantime.
> Sure, I can submit a new patch to change the existing enum to
> a u32. 

Great thanks!

> For the new pread flags I am adding I could also leave as
> a u32 or change from a u32 to an enum since there is currently only
> one flag in use.  Then, in the future if another flag was added we would
> need
> to change it back to a u32.

Yes that approach works well, enum for now.


  Luis

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