Re: [PATCH 0/4] tpm: fix PS/2 devices not working on Braswell systems due CLKRUN enabled
From: Javier Martinez Canillas
Date: Wed Dec 20 2017 - 10:31:24 EST
On 12/20/2017 04:08 PM, Shaikh, Azhar wrote:
>>>> It seems that on machines with a PS/2 controller connected to the
>>>> LPC bus the BIOS is already doing this, so I've a feeling that it
>>>> not being done on devices with a TPM is a bug in the firmware
>>> Absolutely agree, system integratos should make sure that all the
>>> devices connected to the LPC either have CLKRUN protocol support and
>>> is enabled or disable the CLKRUN protocol permanently.
>> As far as I understand it, this is exactly the issue here: They know that there
>> are devices that do not support the CLKRUN protocol (the TPM in this case),
>> but they still need to enable it to prevent other issues. So for the TPM to
>> continue to work, CLKRUN needs to be disabled temporarily while the TPM is
> Yes that was the reason to have this fix. We needed CLKRUN to be enabled for Braswell SOC . But the TPM in this case SLB9655 does not support CLKRUN (please check this public documentation https://www.infineon.com/dgdl/Infineon-TPM+SLB+9665-DS-v10_15-EN.pdf?fileId=5546d4625185e0e201518b83d9273d87 section 2.3 Power Management). So as Alexander mentioned CLKRUN is disabled while TPM transactions are in progress.
Yes I do understand that. Please read my answer to Alexander's email and also
my question (and Hans') about keeping the CLKRUN protocol permanently disabled.
Javier Martinez Canillas
Software Engineer - Desktop Hardware Enablement