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A Practical Guide to TPM 2.0: Using the New Trusted Platform Module in the New Age of Security Will Arthur & David Challener by Will Arthur, David Challener, Kenneth Goldman

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CHAPTER 5

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Navigating the Specification

The TPM 2.0 specification is not an easy read by any means. Although this is true of most technical specifications, TPM 2.0 presents some unique challenges. The specification is long—1,000 pages at last count—and written in a very concise and formal syntax that often attaches significant functional meaning to what appear to be rather insignificant punctuation marks. Part 2 of the specification was written to be parsed by code-generator tools in order to generate C headers and some marshaling and unmarshalling functions, which explains the emphasis on punctuation marks and the style of the specification’s ...

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