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SubjectRe: /dev/mem and secure boot
On Fri, Sep 06, 2019 at 01:02:21PM +0200, Jean Delvare wrote:
> I've been bitten recently by mcelog not working on machines started in
> secure boot mode. mcelog tries to read DMI information from /dev/mem
> and fails to open it.

What do you mean by "secure boot"? Is this matthew's patchset that
restricts /dev/mem/ or something else?

> This made me wonder: if not even root can read /dev/mem (nor, I
> suppose, /dev/kmem and /dev/port) in secure boot mode, why are we
> creating these device nodes at all in the first place? Can't we detect
> that we are in secure boot mode and skip that step, and reap the rewards
> (faster boot, lower memory footprint and less confusion)?

Sure, feel free to not register it at all if the mode is enabled.


greg k-h

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