Commit c9cd2ce2 authored by Dmitry Kasatkin's avatar Dmitry Kasatkin Committed by Mimi Zohar

integrity: provide a hook to load keys when rootfs is ready

Keys can only be loaded once the rootfs is mounted. Initcalls
are not suitable for that. This patch defines a special hook
to load the x509 public keys onto the IMA keyring, before
attempting to access any file. The keys are required for
verifying the file's signature. The hook is called after the
root filesystem is mounted and before the kernel calls 'init'.

Changes in v3:
* added more explanation to the patch description (Mimi)

Changes in v2:
* Hook renamed as 'integrity_load_keys()' to handle both IMA and EVM
  keys by integrity subsystem.
* Hook patch moved after defining loading functions
Signed-off-by: default avatarDmitry Kasatkin <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarMimi Zohar <>
parent fd5f4e90
......@@ -24,6 +24,7 @@ enum integrity_status {
extern struct integrity_iint_cache *integrity_inode_get(struct inode *inode);
extern void integrity_inode_free(struct inode *inode);
extern void __init integrity_load_keys(void);
static inline struct integrity_iint_cache *
......@@ -36,5 +37,10 @@ static inline void integrity_inode_free(struct inode *inode)
static inline void integrity_load_keys(void)
#endif /* _LINUX_INTEGRITY_H */
......@@ -78,6 +78,7 @@
#include <linux/context_tracking.h>
#include <linux/random.h>
#include <linux/list.h>
#include <linux/integrity.h>
#include <asm/io.h>
#include <asm/bugs.h>
......@@ -1026,8 +1027,11 @@ static noinline void __init kernel_init_freeable(void)
* Ok, we have completed the initial bootup, and
* we're essentially up and running. Get rid of the
* initmem segments and start the user-mode stuff..
* rootfs is available now, try loading the public keys
* and default modules
/* rootfs is available now, try loading default modules */
......@@ -245,3 +245,14 @@ out:
return rc;
* integrity_load_keys - load integrity keys hook
* Hooks is called from init/main.c:kernel_init_freeable()
* when rootfs is ready
void __init integrity_load_keys(void)
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