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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/4][RFC v2] Introduce the in-kernel hibernation encryption
Hi!

> > User space doesn't need to involve. The EFI root key is generated by
> > EFI boot stub and be transfer to kernel. It's stored in EFI boot service
> > variable that it can only be accessed by trusted EFI binary when
> > secure boot is enabled.
> >
> Okay, this apply to the 'suspend' phase, right?
> I'm still a little confused about the 'resume' phase.
> Taking encryption as example(not signature),
> the purpose of doing hibernation encryption is to prevent other users
> from stealing ram content. Say, user A uses a passphrase to generate the

No, I don't think that's purpose here.

Purpose here is to prevent user from reading/modifying kernel memory
content on machine he owns.

Strange as it may sound, that is what "secure" boot requires (and what
Disney wants).

I guess it may have some non-evil uses,
too... https://www.linux.com/news/matthew-garrett-explains-how-increase-security-boot-time


Pavel
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