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Re: TPM support within Grub2

From: Daniel Kiper
Subject: Re: TPM support within Grub2
Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2018 18:35:08 +0200
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Hi Daniel,

On Sun, Jul 01, 2018 at 07:09:30PM -0400, Daniel P. Smith wrote:
> Greetings,
> I have a measured boot implementation I have been working on that
> introduces a DRTM relocator that I would like to eventually upstream.
> This work does rely on the ability to access a TPM 1.2 chip from within
> Grub2. I am aware of Matthew Garrett's pending patch to add core TPM
> support[1] but that is limited to UEFI environments. My target
> environment uses Coreboot with the TCG BIOS payload to launch the
> environment. For TPM support I am using code picked out of the
> TrustedGRUB2 fork[2]. As a precursor to upstreaming my DRTM relocator, I
> would like to see if I could find a way to generically introduce TPM
> support into Grub2 that support's Matthew's UEFI backend, TrustedGrub2's
> TPM 1.2 raw I/O, as well as leave a path for TPM2 raw I/O. In both
> implementations TPM support is include as an x86 device when in fact
> they can also be found in ARM devices, which is on my wish list of
> future devices I would like to support. With all of this in mind, I
> wanted to open a discussion on the best way to implement generic TPM
> support. In Matthew's approach TPM is implemented under
> grub-core/commands while TrustedGRUB2 is split between grub-core/kern
> and grub-core/tpm. IMHO TPM functionality should be divided into HW
> interfaces, TPM command processing, and higher order TPM operations. If
> the logic was segmented in this manner, what are other's opinions on
> where segments of logic should reside within the Grub2 source tree?
> [1]
> [2]

This comes just in time. I am back from vacation and I am going to
revisit the issue (including the verifiers framework). I will take
deeper dive in it probably at the end of this week or at the beginning
of next one after clearing my backlog. In meantime I am CC-ing guys
who may be interested in that project too.

Stay tuned...


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