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SubjectRe: [PATCH v8 09/17] KEYS: Rename get_builtin_and_secondary_restriction
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> On Dec 1, 2021, at 6:46 AM, Mimi Zohar <zohar@linux.ibm.com> wrote:
>
> On Wed, 2021-12-01 at 12:27 +0200, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 30, 2021 at 05:21:45PM +0000, Eric Snowberg wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>> On Nov 26, 2021, at 5:49 PM, Jarkko Sakkinen <jarkko@kernel.org> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> On Tue, 2021-11-23 at 23:41 -0500, Eric Snowberg wrote:
>>>>> In preparation for returning either the existing
>>>>> restrict_link_by_builtin_and_secondary_trusted or the upcoming
>>>>> restriction that includes the trusted builtin, secondary and
>>>>> machine keys, to improve clarity, rename
>>>>> get_builtin_and_secondary_restriction to get_secondary_restriction.
>>>>>
>>>>> Suggested-by: Mimi Zohar <zohar@linux.ibm.com>
>>>>> Signed-off-by: Eric Snowberg <eric.snowberg@oracle.com>
>>>>> Reviewed-by: Mimi Zohar <zohar@linux.ibm.com>
>>>>> ---
>>>>> v6: Initial version
>>>>> v7: Unmodified from v7
>>>>> v8: Code unmodified from v7, added Mimi's Reviewed-by
>>>>> ---
>>>>> certs/system_keyring.c | 4 ++--
>>>>> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>>>>>
>>>>> diff --git a/certs/system_keyring.c b/certs/system_keyring.c
>>>>> index 692365dee2bd..8f1f87579819 100644
>>>>> --- a/certs/system_keyring.c
>>>>> +++ b/certs/system_keyring.c
>>>>> @@ -77,7 +77,7 @@ int restrict_link_by_builtin_and_secondary_trusted(
>>>>> * Allocate a struct key_restriction for the "builtin and secondary trust"
>>>>> * keyring. Only for use in system_trusted_keyring_init().
>>>>> */
>>>>> -static __init struct key_restriction *get_builtin_and_secondary_restriction(void)
>>>>> +static __init struct key_restriction *get_secondary_restriction(void)
>>>>> {
>>>>> struct key_restriction *restriction;
>>>>>
>>>>> @@ -117,7 +117,7 @@ static __init int system_trusted_keyring_init(void)
>>>>> KEY_USR_VIEW | KEY_USR_READ | KEY_USR_SEARCH |
>>>>> KEY_USR_WRITE),
>>>>> KEY_ALLOC_NOT_IN_QUOTA,
>>>>> - get_builtin_and_secondary_restriction(),
>>>>> + get_secondary_restriction(),
>>>>> NULL);
>>>>> if (IS_ERR(secondary_trusted_keys))
>>>>> panic("Can't allocate secondary trusted keyring\n");
>>>>
>>>> This is wrong order.
>>>>
>>>> You should first do the changes that make the old name
>>>> obsolete and only after that have a patch that does the
>>>> rename. Unfortunately, this patch cannot possibly acked
>>>> with the current order.
>>>
>>> I can change the order, but I'm confused how this would work for a git bisect.
>>> If the rename happens afterwards, now two patches will always need to be
>>> reverted instead of the possibility of one. Is this your expectation?
>
> If the keyring name change is independent of any other changes, as
> Jarkko suggested, nothing would break.
>
>> I'd drop this patch altogether. Old name is a bit ugly but does it matter
>> all that much?
>
> The name "get_builtin_and_secondary_restriction" implies trust based on
> keys in the ".builtin_trusted_keys" and ".secondary_trusted_keys"
> keyrings. This patch set is extending that to include keys on the new
> ".machine" keyring, by linking it to the secondary keyring. Is leaving
> the name unchanged really an option?
>
>>
>> You already 16 patches without this.
>
> Agreed, it's a lot. In the past, I've asked Eric to see if some of
> them could be squashed.

The series grew based on requests added in each round. How about
I drop IMA support from the next round? This would eliminate nine patches
from the series (5, 6, 7, 9-14), leaving six patches to introduce and enable
the new machine keyring (3, 4, 8, 15-17). The first two patches could
be taken today. The only reason the first two are included is to get this series
through the kernel test robot.

This would allow the machine keyring to be used for module signing. Afterwards
I could introduce the CA restriction behind another Kconfig in a different series to
add back IMA support. Let me know if this would be a better approach.

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