Re: [RESEND PATCH] ima: Fix build failure on powerpc when TCG_IBMVTPM dependencies are not met

From: Michael Ellerman
Date: Wed Dec 03 2014 - 19:13:17 EST

On Wed, 2014-12-03 at 09:48 -0500, Mimi Zohar wrote:
> On Wed, 2014-12-03 at 17:04 +1100, Michael Ellerman wrote:
> > On powerpc we can end up with IMA=y and PPC_PSERIES=n which leads to:
> >
> > warning: (IMA) selects TCG_IBMVTPM which has unmet direct dependencies (TCG_TPM && PPC_PSERIES)
> > tpm_ibmvtpm.c:(.text+0x14f3e8): undefined reference to `.plpar_hcall_norets'
> >
> > I'm not sure why IMA needs to select those user-visible symbols, but if
> > it must then the simplest fix is to just express the proper dependencies
> > on the select.
> On systems without a TPM, IMA goes into a "by-pass" mode, which stores
> the measurements without extending the TPM PCR. On Power, there isn't a
> HW TPM, but on Power running PowerVM there is a virtual TPM(vTPM). On
> Power running PowerKVM there isn't support for vTPM, yet. The Kconfig
> needs to differentiate between the two.

No it doesn't. We don't build different configs for guests on PowerVM vs
PowerKVM. The code needs to handle detecting the presence or absence of the
vTPM at runtime.

But none of that relates to this build fix AFAICS.


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