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SubjectRe: Linux and IBM : "unauthorized" mini-PCI : TCPA updates
In article <> you wrote:

> Secondly TCPA doesn't require such a restriction. A TCPA system can have
> hardware whitelists so that the TCPA chip refuses to do any TCPA with
> unknown devices present (since they may be hostile) but it doesn't have
> to fail to boot in this case.

Interestingly, when the offending device is a modem, it will warn in
the BIOS but will neither disable the device nor refuse to boot. Only
when a wireless NIC is inserted will it grind to a bloody halt.

Josh Litherland (
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