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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 11/11] test_firmware: test three firmware kernel configs using a proc knob
On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 03:18:15PM -0800, Kees Cook wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 6:46 PM, Luis R. Rodriguez <mcgrof@kernel.org> wrote:
> > Since we now have knobs to twiddle what used to be set on kernel
> > configurations we can build one base kernel configuration and modify
> > behaviour to mimic such kernel configurations to test them.
> >
> > Provided you build a kernel with:
> >
> > CONFIG_TEST_FIRMWARE=y
> > CONFIG_FW_LOADER=y
> > CONFIG_FW_LOADER_USER_HELPER=y
> > CONFIG_IKCONFIG=y
> > CONFIG_IKCONFIG_PROC=y
> >
> > We should now be able test all possible kernel configurations
> > when FW_LOADER=y. Note that when FW_LOADER=m we just don't provide
> > the built-in functionality of the built-in firmware.
> >
> > If you're on an old kernel and either don't have /proc/config.gz
> > (CONFIG_IKCONFIG_PROC) or haven't enabled CONFIG_FW_LOADER_USER_HELPER
> > we cannot run these dynamic tests, so just run both scripts just
> > as we used to before making blunt assumptions about your setup
> > and requirements exactly as we did before.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Luis R. Rodriguez <mcgrof@kernel.org>
>
> Cool. Nice to have it all in one test build now. :)

Now what about we start discussing one kernel config only for the future? The
impact would be the size of the fallback mechanism. That should be a bit clear
in terms of size impact after this series.

Wonder what Josh thinks as he help with tinyconfig. We could target v4.18 if
its sensible.

> Acked-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>

Luis

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