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authorJoseph Cihula2009-06-30 21:30:59 -0500
committerH. Peter Anvin2009-07-21 13:49:06 -0500
commit3162534069597e34dd0ac9eb711be8dc23835ae7 (patch)
treea8cddd3899917784ebac2cdf6c75d2c8b50d04af /security/Kconfig
parentaea1f7964ae6cba5eb419a958956deb9016b3341 (diff)
x86, intel_txt: Intel TXT boot support
This patch adds kernel configuration and boot support for Intel Trusted Execution Technology (Intel TXT). Intel's technology for safer computing, Intel Trusted Execution Technology (Intel TXT), defines platform-level enhancements that provide the building blocks for creating trusted platforms. Intel TXT was formerly known by the code name LaGrande Technology (LT). Intel TXT in Brief: o Provides dynamic root of trust for measurement (DRTM) o Data protection in case of improper shutdown o Measurement and verification of launched environment Intel TXT is part of the vPro(TM) brand and is also available some non-vPro systems. It is currently available on desktop systems based on the Q35, X38, Q45, and Q43 Express chipsets (e.g. Dell Optiplex 755, HP dc7800, etc.) and mobile systems based on the GM45, PM45, and GS45 Express chipsets. For more information, see http://www.intel.com/technology/security/. This site also has a link to the Intel TXT MLE Developers Manual, which has been updated for the new released platforms. A much more complete description of how these patches support TXT, how to configure a system for it, etc. is in the Documentation/intel_txt.txt file in this patch. This patch provides the TXT support routines for complete functionality, documentation for TXT support and for the changes to the boot_params structure, and boot detection of a TXT launch. Attempts to shutdown (reboot, Sx) the system will result in platform resets; subsequent patches will support these shutdown modes properly. Documentation/intel_txt.txt | 210 +++++++++++++++++++++ Documentation/x86/zero-page.txt | 1 arch/x86/include/asm/bootparam.h | 3 arch/x86/include/asm/fixmap.h | 3 arch/x86/include/asm/tboot.h | 197 ++++++++++++++++++++ arch/x86/kernel/Makefile | 1 arch/x86/kernel/setup.c | 4 arch/x86/kernel/tboot.c | 379 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ security/Kconfig | 30 +++ 9 files changed, 827 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-) Signed-off-by: Joseph Cihula <joseph.cihula@intel.com> Signed-off-by: Shane Wang <shane.wang@intel.com> Signed-off-by: Gang Wei <gang.wei@intel.com> Signed-off-by: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'security/Kconfig')
1 files changed, 30 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/security/Kconfig b/security/Kconfig
index d23c839038f..edc7cbdc012 100644
--- a/security/Kconfig
+++ b/security/Kconfig
@@ -113,6 +113,36 @@ config SECURITY_ROOTPLUG
113 113
114 If you are unsure how to answer this question, answer N. 114 If you are unsure how to answer this question, answer N.
115 115
116config INTEL_TXT
117 bool "Enable Intel(R) Trusted Execution Technology (Intel(R) TXT)"
118 depends on EXPERIMENTAL && X86 && DMAR && ACPI
119 help
120 This option enables support for booting the kernel with the
121 Trusted Boot (tboot) module. This will utilize
122 Intel(R) Trusted Execution Technology to perform a measured launch
123 of the kernel. If the system does not support Intel(R) TXT, this
124 will have no effect.
126 Intel TXT will provide higher assurance of sysem configuration and
127 initial state as well as data reset protection. This is used to
128 create a robust initial kernel measurement and verification, which
129 helps to ensure that kernel security mechanisms are functioning
130 correctly. This level of protection requires a root of trust outside
131 of the kernel itself.
133 Intel TXT also helps solve real end user concerns about having
134 confidence that their hardware is running the VMM or kernel that
135 it was conigured with, especially since they may be responsible for
136 providing such assurances to VMs and services running on it.
138 See <http://www.intel.com/technology/security/> for more information
139 about Intel(R) TXT.
140 See <http://tboot.sourceforge.net> for more information about tboot.
141 See Documentation/intel_txt.txt for a description of how to enable
142 Intel TXT support in a kernel boot.
144 If you are unsure as to whether this is required, answer N.
116source security/selinux/Kconfig 146source security/selinux/Kconfig
117source security/smack/Kconfig 147source security/smack/Kconfig
118source security/tomoyo/Kconfig 148source security/tomoyo/Kconfig