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SubjectRe: Firmware signing -- Re: [PATCH 00/27] security, efi: Add kernel lockdown
On Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 4:21 AM, Mimi Zohar <zohar@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2017-11-13 at 14:09 -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>>
>> Seriously, if you have firmware in /lib/firmware, and you don't trust
>> it, what the hell are you doing?
>
> I might "trust" the files in /lib/firmware, but I also want to make
> sure that they haven't changed. File signatures provide file
> provenance and integrity guarantees.

Sure. But that has absolutely nothing to do with "firmware".

It is equally true of /usr/bin/* and pretty much everything in the system.

It's this insane "firmware is special" that I disagree with. It's not
special at all.

Linus

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