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The Linux Foundation's UEFI secure boot system

The Linux Foundation's UEFI secure boot system

Posted Oct 11, 2012 0:27 UTC (Thu) by jcm (subscriber, #18262)
Parent article: The Linux Foundation's UEFI secure boot system

This is great news. I wondered aloud a while back about this kind of thing (the LF providing a UEFI shim) being done. It's good to see James (and presumably others) making this actually happen.


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The Linux Foundation's UEFI secure boot system

Posted Oct 11, 2012 0:30 UTC (Thu) by vonbrand (guest, #4458) [Link]

I guess that won't fly: This would open the door to boot any random junk.

The Linux Foundation's UEFI secure boot system

Posted Oct 11, 2012 1:58 UTC (Thu) by geofft (subscriber, #59789) [Link]

Booting any random junk with the user's (informed) consent is perfectly fine. The idea is to stop booting any random junk without the user's consent.

The Linux Foundation's UEFI secure boot system

Posted Oct 11, 2012 4:18 UTC (Thu) by mjg59 (subscriber, #23239) [Link]

Exactly. Something that requires explicit user consent (rather than the user just blindly hitting enter to make dialogs go away) is entirely reasonable here, and we've been working on solutions for that since Suse came up with an approach that make it workable.

The Linux Foundation's UEFI secure boot system

Posted Oct 11, 2012 12:07 UTC (Thu) by vonbrand (guest, #4458) [Link]

"User's informed consent" when they have been conditioned to just click on any random carefully-designed-for-scary-look dialog that pops up, as otherwise you won't ever get anything done... Yeah, right. Check that one.

The Linux Foundation's UEFI secure boot system

Posted Oct 11, 2012 4:17 UTC (Thu) by mjg59 (subscriber, #23239) [Link]

Really? You could have just suggested it to us, since it's something that we could have implemented without any difficulty. It just doesn't seem to be useful in the form the LF have chosen.


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