Re: [PATCH] x86: tpm: Remove a busy bit of the NVS area for supporting AMD's fTPM

From: Jarkko Sakkinen
Date: Tue Aug 27 2019 - 08:47:12 EST

On Mon, Aug 26, 2019 at 10:40:25AM -0700, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 26, 2019 at 1:18 AM Seunghun Han <kkamagui@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > To support AMD's fTPM, I removed the busy bit from the ACPI NVS area like
> > the reserved area so that AMD's fTPM regions could be assigned in it.
> drivers/acpi/nvs.c saves and restores the contents of NVS regions, and
> if other drivers use these regions without any awareness of this then
> things may break. I'm reluctant to say that just unilaterally marking
> these regions as available is a good thing, but it's clearly what's
> expected by AMD's implementation. One approach would be to have a
> callback into the nvs code to indicate that a certain region should be
> handed off to a driver, which would ensure that we can handle this on
> a case by case basis?

What if E820 would just have a small piece of code just for fTPM's e.g.
it would check the ACPI tree for fTPM's and ignore TPM regions.