RE: [PATCH v5 0/8] Replay Protected Memory Block (RPMB) subsystem
From: Winkler, Tomas
Date: Sat Jul 23 2016 - 03:44:57 EST
> Few storage technologies such is EMMC, UFS, and NVMe support RPMB
> hardware partition with common protocol and frame layout.
> The RPMB partition cannot be accessed via standard block layer, but by a set
> of specific commands: WRITE, READ, GET_WRITE_COUNTER, and
> Such a partition provides authenticated and replay protected access, hence
> suitable as a secure storage.
> The RPMB layer aims to provide in-kernel API for Trusted Execution
> Environment (TEE) devices that are capable to securely compute block frame
> signature. In case a TEE device wish to store a replay protected data, it
> creates an RPMB frame with requested data and computes HMAC of the
> frame, then it requests the storage device via RPMB layer to store the data.
> A TEE driver can claim the RPMB interface, for example, via
> class_interface_register ().
> The layer provides two APIs, for rpmb_req_cmd() for issuing one of RPMB
> specific commands and rpmb_seq_cmd() for issuing of raw RPMB protocol
> frames, which is close to emmc multi ioctl interface.
> A storage device registers its RPMB hardware (eMMC) partition or RPMB W-
> LUN (UFS) with the RPMB layer providing an implementation for
> rpmb_seq_cmd() handler. The interface enables sending sequence of RPMB
> standard frames.
> A parallel user space API is provided via /dev/rpmbX character device with
> two IOCTL commands.
> Simplified one, RPMB_IOC_REQ_CMD, were read result cycles is performed
> by the framework on behalf the user and second, RPMB_IOC_SEQ_CMD
> where the whole RPMB sequence, including RESULT_READ is supplied by the
> The latter is intended for easier adjusting of the applications that use
> MMC_IOC_MULTI_CMD ioctl, such as
> There is a also sample tool under tools/rpmb/ directory that exercises these
> interfaces and a simulation device that implements the device part.
> Tomas Winkler (8):
> rpmb: add Replay Protected Memory Block (RPMB) subsystem
> char: rpmb: add sysfs-class ABI documentation
> char: rpmb: add device attributes
> char: rpmb: provide a user space interface
> char: rpmb: add RPMB simulation device
> tools rpmb: add RPBM access tool
> mmc: block: register RPMB partition with the RPMB subsystem
> scsi: ufs: connect to RPMB subsystem
I've got few off line request for git access of this code, so here si the repo https://github.com/tomasbw/linux-mei.git branch rpmb.
The branch is rebasing one over linux master branch
Thanks and will appreciate any public review.