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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 0/5] x86: Show in sysfs if a memory node is able to do encryption
On 12/7/21, Mike Rapoport <rppt@kernel.org> wrote:
> Hi Richard,
>
> On Mon, Dec 06, 2021 at 07:58:10PM +0000, Richard Hughes wrote:
>> On Sun, 5 Dec 2021 at 06:04, Mike Rapoport <rppt@kernel.org> wrote:
>> > On Fri, Dec 03, 2021 at 04:21:43PM -0300, Martin Fernandez wrote:
>> > > fwupd project plans to use it as part of a check to see if the users
>> > > have properly configured memory hardware encryption capabilities.
>> > I'm missing a description about *how* the new APIs/ABIs are going to be
>> > used.
>>
>> We're planning to use this feature in the Host Security ID checks done
>> at every boot. Please see
>> https://fwupd.github.io/libfwupdplugin/hsi.html for details. I'm happy
>> to answer questions or concerns. Thanks!
>
> Can you please describe the actual check for the memory encryption and how
> it would impact the HSI rating?
>
> I wonder, for example, why did you choose per-node reporting rather than
> per-region as described in UEFI spec.

Some time ago we discussed about this and concluded with Dave Hansen
that it was better to do it in this per-node way.

This is the archive of the relevant discussion:
http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/2006.2/06753.html

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