[lkml]   [2018]   [Feb]   [27]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: [PATCH V2] Allow configuring whether unsigned modules taint the kernel
On Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 2:51 PM Matthew Garrett <> wrote:

> Distributions build kernels that are intended to satisfy multiple
> use-cases. One is that kernels must be usable in scenarios where module
> signing is required (such as many Secure Boot policies) and scenarios
> where it isn't (such as booting the same kernel on a legacy BIOS
> system). This requires that CONFIG_MODULE_SIG be set, but this causes a
> change in behaviour for the legacy platform case - loading an unsigned
> module now taints the kernel. This is a change in behaviour, and may
> cause users to file bugs, increasing distribution support load.

Sorry, just realised I sent the wrong version of this - I'll resend.

 \ /
  Last update: 2018-02-27 22:15    [W:0.099 / U:4.296 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site