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SubjectRe: Getting weird TPM error after rebasing my tree to security/next-general
On Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 04:31:36PM -0700, Jerry Snitselaar wrote:
> On Thu Jan 31 19, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 12:47 PM Jarkko Sakkinen
> > <jarkko.sakkinen@linux.intel.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > I'll try it first thing when I wake up tomorrow (11PM in Finland ATM).
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > > Appreciate for taking time on this.
> >
> > Hey, it was my commit that broke it for you. Even if it happened to
> > work before, and only did so by pure luck, it was a functional
> > regression.
> >
> > I get very upset when other developers don't step up when *their*
> > changes break something, and I don't consider "it shouldn't have
> > worked in the first place" to be a valid excuse. You broke it, you'd
> > better fix it.
> >
> > So I had better fix my own mess too, in order to not look too hypocritical.
> >
> > And I was very aware that hardcoding the memcpy_*io() access patterns
> > might break something. I just _hoped_ it wouldn't, because we actually
> > ended up going back to the very original access patterns (but it was
> > from a long long time ago).
> >
> > In fact, while it's slightly annoying, in many ways it's actually good
> > that we found breakage, and could pinpoint exactly *why* it broke.
> > That does validate the whole "we shouldn't just depend on the random
> > implementation detail of 'memcpy()'" argument.
> >
> > So I'll wait to hear back whether that patch fixes things for you, but
> > I _think_ it will, and we'll be better off in the long range with this
> > whole thing.
> >
> > Linus
>
> I just did a quick test here of booting and running a couple commands
> (tpm2_getcap, tpm2_pcrlist), and the patch seems to work for me. I was
> seeing the error during tpm_crb initialization without the patch.

Works for me too. Just submitted tpm_crb level fix too for the reasons
explained in accompanied commit message.

Reviewed-by: Jarkko Sakkinen <jarkko.sakkinen@linux.intel.com>
Tested-by: Jarkko Sakkinen <jarkko.sakkinen@linux.intel.com>

/Jarkko

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