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SubjectRe: Fw: signed kernel modules?
On Thu, 2004-10-14 at 23:36 +0200, Roman Zippel wrote:
> No. I still don't know, why the kernel has to do this? You avoided to
> answer this question already before.

Partly to protect against accidentally-corrupted modules causing damage.
Partly to allow a sysadmin (or more likely an IT department) to enforce
a policy that only known and approved modules shall be loaded onto
machines which they're expected to support. Partly to allow other
support providers to do likewise, or at least to _detect_ the fact that
unsupported modules are loaded.


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