[PATCH 0/2] RFC: Secure Memory Allocation Framework

From: Benjamin Gaignard
Date: Wed Jun 17 2015 - 08:11:18 EST

The outcome of the previous RFC about how do secure data path was the need
of a secure memory allocator (https://lkml.org/lkml/2015/5/5/551)

SMAF goal is to provide a framework that allow allocating and securing
memory by using dma_buf. Each platform have it own way to perform those two
features so SMAF design allow to register helper modules to perform them.

To be sure to select the best allocation method for devices SMAF implement
deferred allocation mechanism: memory allocation is only done when the first
device effectively required it.
Allocator modules have to implement a match() to let SMAF know if they are
compatibles with devices needs.
This patch set provide an example of allocator module which use
dma_{alloc/free/mmap}_attrs() and check if at least one device have
coherent_dma_mask set to DMA_BIT_MASK(32) in match function.
I have named smaf-cma.c like it is done for drm_gem_cma_helper.c even if
a better name could be found for this file.

Secure modules are responsibles of granting and revoking devices access rights
on the memory. Secure module is also called to check if CPU map memory into
kernel and user address spaces.
An example of secure module implementation can be found here:
This code isn't yet part of the patch set because it depends on generic TEE
which is still under discussion (https://lwn.net/Articles/644646/)

For allocation part of SMAF code I get inspirated by Sumit Semwal work about
constraint aware allocator.

Benjamin Gaignard (2):
create SMAF module
SMAF: add CMA allocator

drivers/Kconfig | 2 +
drivers/Makefile | 1 +
drivers/smaf/Kconfig | 11 +
drivers/smaf/Makefile | 2 +
drivers/smaf/smaf-cma.c | 198 ++++++++++++
drivers/smaf/smaf-core.c | 674 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
include/linux/smaf-allocator.h | 43 +++
include/linux/smaf-secure.h | 62 ++++
include/uapi/linux/smaf.h | 48 +++
9 files changed, 1041 insertions(+)
create mode 100644 drivers/smaf/Kconfig
create mode 100644 drivers/smaf/Makefile
create mode 100644 drivers/smaf/smaf-cma.c
create mode 100644 drivers/smaf/smaf-core.c
create mode 100644 include/linux/smaf-allocator.h
create mode 100644 include/linux/smaf-secure.h
create mode 100644 include/uapi/linux/smaf.h


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