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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] v4.16 tpmdd backports
On Thu, Apr 26, 2018 at 07:49:24PM +0200, Greg KH wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 10:53:32AM -0700, James Bottomley wrote:
> > On Wed, 2018-04-25 at 13:06 +0200, Greg KH wrote:
> > > On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 01:44:20PM +0300, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
> > > > "tpm: add retry logic" caused merge conflicts so I picked couple of
> > > > other fixes in order to get it apply cleanly.
> > >
> > > Are these only needed in 4.16.y?  Nothing earlier?
> >
> > The retry one (tpm: add retry logic) could go back as far as you can,
> > but the bug it causes is rarely seen: mostly it's a failure of the
> > kernel trusted keys due to a tpm retry being interpreted as a fatal
> > error. The number of users we have for kernel trusted keys seems to be
> > pretty small ...
> >
> > I'd say if the backport works as is, go for it, but if we get a patch
> > apply failure, it's probably not worth trying to work out how to modify
> > the patch again until someone actually complains about the problem.
>
> They seem to all work for 4.14.y and 4.16.y, so now queued up, thanks.
>
> greg k-h

+1 what James said. Thank you.

/Jarkko

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