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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/4][RFC v2] Introduce the in-kernel hibernation encryption
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On Di, 2018-07-24 at 00:23 +0800, Yu Chen wrote:
> Hi,
> On Mon, Jul 23, 2018 at 01:42:36PM +0200, Oliver Neukum wrote:
> > On Fr, 2018-07-20 at 12:25 +0200, Pavel Machek wrote:

> > > So your goal is to make hibernation compatible with kernel
> > > lockdown? Do your patches provide sufficient security that hibernation
> > > can be enabled with kernel lockdown?
> >
> > OK, maybe I am dense, but if the key comes from user space, will that
> > be enough?
> >
>
> Good point, we once tried to generate key in kernel, but people
> suggest to generate key in userspace and provide it to the
> kernel, which is what ecryptfs do currently, so it seems this
> should also be safe for encryption in kernel.
> https://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-crypto/msg33145.html
> Thus Chun-Yi's signature can use EFI key and both the key from
> user space.

It seems to me that your initial reasoning was correct and the key
should be generated in kernel space.

Regards
Oliver

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