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SubjectRE: [PATCH v5 16/17] tpm: take TPM chip power gating out of tpm_transmit()
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> On Thu, Nov 08, 2018 at 06:38:59PM +0000, Winkler, Tomas wrote:
> > > Call tpm_chip_start() and tpm_chip_stop() in
> > >
> > > * tpm_try_get_ops() and tpm_put_ops()
> > > * tpm_chip_register()
> > > * tpm2_del_space()
> > >
> > > And remove these calls from tpm_transmit(). The core reason for this
> > > change is that in tpm_vtpm_proxy a locality change requires a
> > > virtual TPM command (a command made up just for that driver).
> > >
> > I don't think you can do that, locality has to be request for each
> > command, as for example tboot can request higher locality any time.
>
> That could be a potential problem. How tboot intervention gets prevented
> without this patch?
As it was said, need to request locality and relinquish it for each command, I believe thought this is not required for client platforms only for servers.
>
> > Same for cmd_ready()/go_idle() powergatin, you will prevent the whole
> > platform entering power save state.
>
> Why would you want that in a middle of using the TPM anyway?
If I'm reading this patch correctly you do cmd_ready when tpm is opened, it doesn't mean there is a real traffic, so why to keep it awake.
Thanks
Tomas

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