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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 11/12] e1000e: write protect ICHx NVM to prevent malicious write/erase
On Mon, 29 Sep 2008, Jesse Brandeburg wrote:

> Set the hardware to ignore all write/erase cycles to the GbE region in
> the ICHx NVM. This feature can be disabled by the WriteProtectNVM module
> parameter (enabled by default) though that is not recommended.
>
> Signed-off-by: Bruce Allan <bruce.w.allan@intel.com>
> Signed-off-by: Jesse Brandeburg <jesse.brandeburg@intel.com>

I guess there is no chance to have kernel somehow notified when
write/erase cycle is unsuccessfully tried, is it? This way, it would also
make chasing the root cause easier.

Thanks,

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Jiri Kosina
SUSE Labs



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