[PATCH v17 09/10] arm_ffa: efi: introduce FF-A MM communication

Tom Rini trini at konsulko.com
Thu Jul 27 18:43:45 CEST 2023

On Thu, Jul 27, 2023 at 05:07:11PM +0100, Abdellatif El Khlifi wrote:

> Add MM communication support using FF-A transport
> This feature allows accessing MM partitions services through
> EFI MM communication protocol. MM partitions such as StandAlonneMM
> or smm-gateway secure partitions which reside in secure world.
> An MM shared buffer and a door bell event are used to exchange
> the data.
> The data is used by EFI services such as GetVariable()/SetVariable()
> and copied from the communication buffer to the MM shared buffer.
> The secure partition is notified about availability of data in the
> MM shared buffer by an FF-A message (door bell).
> On such event, MM SP can read the data and updates the MM shared
> buffer with the response data.
> The response data is copied back to the communication buffer and
> consumed by the EFI subsystem.
> MM communication protocol supports FF-A 64-bit direct messaging.
> Signed-off-by: Abdellatif El Khlifi <abdellatif.elkhlifi at arm.com>
> Tested-by: Gowtham Suresh Kumar <gowtham.sureshkumar at arm.com>
> Reviewed-by: Simon Glass <sjg at chromium.org>
> Cc: Tom Rini <trini at konsulko.com>
> Cc: Ilias Apalodimas <ilias.apalodimas at linaro.org>
> Cc: Jens Wiklander <jens.wiklander at linaro.org>
> ---
> Changelog:
> ===============
> v17:
> * show a debug message rather than an error when FF-A is not detected
> diff --git a/lib/efi_loader/Kconfig b/lib/efi_loader/Kconfig
> index c5835e6ef6..8fbadb9201 100644
> --- a/lib/efi_loader/Kconfig
> +++ b/lib/efi_loader/Kconfig
> @@ -55,13 +55,53 @@ config EFI_VARIABLE_FILE_STORE
>  	  stored as file /ubootefi.var on the EFI system partition.
>  config EFI_MM_COMM_TEE
> -	bool "UEFI variables storage service via OP-TEE"
> -	depends on OPTEE
> +	bool "UEFI variables storage service via the trusted world"
> +	depends on OPTEE && ARM_FFA_TRANSPORT

You didn't get my changes in here however. If you can do EFI_MM_COMM_TEE
without ARM_FFA_TRANSPORT (as lx2160ardb_tfa_stmm_defconfig does) then
you don't make this option depend on EFI_MM_COMM_TEE.  If FF-A is only
for use here, you make FF-A depend on this, and the FF-A specific
variable depend on ARM_FFA_TRANSPORT.

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