[SLOF] [PATCH 00/16] Add vTPM support to SLOF

David Gibson david at gibson.dropbear.id.au
Wed Aug 12 12:13:45 AEST 2015

On Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 06:55:10AM -0400, Stefan Berger wrote:
> The following series of patches adds TPM support to SLOF.
> In particular it adds the following:
> - TPM drivers for hardware interface and CRQ interface
> - TPM initialization
> - TPM logging area and firmware API to transfer it to the OS
>   (measurements are visible in sysfs)
> - Some measurement code (Static Core Root Of Trust)
> - TPM menu (accessible via 't' key during boot if TPM is available)
> - Firmware API extensions following Power Firmware Doc
>   (to make trusted grub work)
> Necessarily, some of its parts are written in Forth, many are written
> in 'C'. The extensions are known to work with QEMU for ppc64 running Linux.
> Patches 4-6 will eventually need to be merged to avoid compiler warnings
> related to unused functions.

So, your cover letter seems to be missing the single most important
bit of information:  why is this useful?

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