[PATCH 1/2] libnvdimm/security: 'security' attr never show 'overwrite' state

From: Jane Chu
Date: Fri Jul 24 2020 - 12:09:35 EST

commit d78c620a2e82 ("libnvdimm/security: Introduce a 'frozen' attribute"),
when issue
# ndctl sanitize-dimm nmem0 --overwrite
then immediately check the 'security' attribute,
# cat /sys/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXSYBUS:00/ACPI0012:00/ndbus0/nmem0/security
Actually the attribute stays 'unlocked' through out the entire overwrite
operation, never changed. That's because 'nvdimm->sec.flags' is a bitmap
that has both bits set indicating 'overwrite' and 'unlocked'.
But security_show() checks the mutually exclusive bits before it checks
the 'overwrite' bit at last. The order should be reversed.

The commit also has a typo: in one occasion, 'nvdimm->sec.ext_state'
assignment is replaced with 'nvdimm->sec.flags' assignment for

Cc: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@xxxxxxxxx>
Fixes: d78c620a2e82 ("libnvdimm/security: Introduce a 'frozen' attribute")
Signed-off-by: Jane Chu <jane.chu@xxxxxxxxxx>
drivers/nvdimm/dimm_devs.c | 4 ++--
drivers/nvdimm/security.c | 2 +-
2 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/nvdimm/dimm_devs.c b/drivers/nvdimm/dimm_devs.c
index b7b77e8..5d72026 100644
--- a/drivers/nvdimm/dimm_devs.c
+++ b/drivers/nvdimm/dimm_devs.c
@@ -363,14 +363,14 @@ __weak ssize_t security_show(struct device *dev,
struct nvdimm *nvdimm = to_nvdimm(dev);

+ if (test_bit(NVDIMM_SECURITY_OVERWRITE, &nvdimm->sec.flags))
+ return sprintf(buf, "overwrite\n");
if (test_bit(NVDIMM_SECURITY_DISABLED, &nvdimm->sec.flags))
return sprintf(buf, "disabled\n");
if (test_bit(NVDIMM_SECURITY_UNLOCKED, &nvdimm->sec.flags))
return sprintf(buf, "unlocked\n");
if (test_bit(NVDIMM_SECURITY_LOCKED, &nvdimm->sec.flags))
return sprintf(buf, "locked\n");
- if (test_bit(NVDIMM_SECURITY_OVERWRITE, &nvdimm->sec.flags))
- return sprintf(buf, "overwrite\n");
return -ENOTTY;

diff --git a/drivers/nvdimm/security.c b/drivers/nvdimm/security.c
index 4cef69b..8f3971c 100644
--- a/drivers/nvdimm/security.c
+++ b/drivers/nvdimm/security.c
@@ -457,7 +457,7 @@ void __nvdimm_security_overwrite_query(struct nvdimm *nvdimm)
clear_bit(NDD_WORK_PENDING, &nvdimm->flags);
nvdimm->sec.flags = nvdimm_security_flags(nvdimm, NVDIMM_USER);
- nvdimm->sec.flags = nvdimm_security_flags(nvdimm, NVDIMM_MASTER);
+ nvdimm->sec.ext_flags = nvdimm_security_flags(nvdimm, NVDIMM_MASTER);

void nvdimm_security_overwrite_query(struct work_struct *work)