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SubjectRe: [PATCH v1 1/2] IMA: Define workqueue for early boot "key" measurements
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On Tue, 2019-12-10 at 20:40 -0500, Mimi Zohar wrote:
> > +void ima_process_queued_keys_for_measurement(void)
> > +{
> > + struct ima_measure_key_entry *entry, *tmp;
> > + LIST_HEAD(temp_ima_measure_keys);
> > +
> > + if (ima_process_keys_for_measurement)
> > + return;
> > +
> > + /*
> > + * Any queued keys will be processed now. From here on
> > + * keys should be processed right away.
> > + */
> > + ima_process_keys_for_measurement = true;
>
> This function and the ima_queue_key_for_measurement() are not
> exported, so don't require kernel-doc style comments, but at least
> this comment should not be here.  It could be included as part of the
> function description at the head of the function.

Sorry, one more comment.  Appending "_for_measurement" or inserting
"_measure_" makes these function names unnecessarily long.  This
information can be included in the function descriptions.

Mimi


>
> Remember we don't add code comments needlessly.  Refer to section "8)
> Commenting" in Documentation/process/coding-style.rst.
>
> > +
> > + /*
> > + * To avoid holding the mutex when processing queued keys,
> > + * transfer the queued keys with the mutex held to a temp list,
> > + * release the mutex, and then process the queued keys from
> > + * the temp list.
> > + *
> > + * Since ima_process_keys_for_measurement is set to true above,
> > + * any new key will be processed immediately and not be queued.
> > + */
> > + INIT_LIST_HEAD(&temp_ima_measure_keys);
> > +
> > + mutex_lock(&ima_measure_keys_mutex);
> > +
> > + list_for_each_entry_safe(entry, tmp, &ima_measure_keys, list)
> > + list_move_tail(&entry->list, &temp_ima_measure_keys);
> > +
> > + mutex_unlock(&ima_measure_keys_mutex);
> > +
> > + list_for_each_entry_safe(entry, tmp, &temp_ima_measure_keys, list) {
> > + process_buffer_measurement(entry->payload, entry->payload_len,
> > + entry->keyring_name, KEY_CHECK, 0,
> > + entry->keyring_name);
> > + list_del(&entry->list);
> > + ima_free_measure_key_entry(entry);
> > + }
> > +}
> > +
> > /**
> > * ima_post_key_create_or_update - measure asymmetric keys
> > * @keyring: keyring to which the key is linked to
>

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