|| ||"Tom \"spot\" Callaway" <tcallawa-H+wXaHxf7aLQT0dZR+AlfA-AT-public.gmane.org> |
|| ||Chris Wright <chrisw-H+wXaHxf7aLQT0dZR+AlfA-AT-public.gmane.org> |
|| ||Re: enable CONFIG_INTEL_TXT |
|| ||Thu, 01 Apr 2010 11:59:37 -0400|
|| ||Don Zickus <dzickus-H+wXaHxf7aLQT0dZR+AlfA-AT-public.gmane.org>, gcwilson-r/Jw6+rmf7HQT0dZR+AlfA-AT-public.gmane.org,
Stephen Smalley <sds-+05T5uksL2qpZYMLLGbcSA-AT-public.gmane.org>,
kernel-TuqUDEhatI4ANWPb/1PvSmm0pvjS0E/A-AT-public.gmane.org, Eric Paris <eparis-H+wXaHxf7aLQT0dZR+AlfA-AT-public.gmane.org>|
|| ||Article, Thread
On 04/01/2010 11:58 AM, Chris Wright wrote:
> * Tom spot Callaway (tcallawa-H+wXaHxf7aLQT0dZR+AlfA@public.gmane.org) wrote:
>> On 04/01/2010 11:34 AM, Don Zickus wrote:
>>> Isn't that what we do with kernel-firmware? :-)
> And microcode updates and BIOS calls...
>> Yes, but we only do that because it is the only way to enable that
>> hardware to work.
> Some of which is obscure hardware. And TXT needs SINIT AC to work.
> It's just inconsistent reasoning.
I don't agree that enabling a specific chunk of proprietary software in
an unsupportable configuration is the same thing as including firmware
which enables hardware functionality.
Now, if you were arguing for us to include the SINIT blob, maybe that
would be closer to analogous, but Intel already tried that, and it
doesn't meet the strict guidelines we have defined in Fedora for what is
considered acceptable firmware.
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