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SubjectRe: Answers to some common account questions
Hi Greg,

On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 09:21:00AM -0600, Greg KH wrote:
> The "robot signing" of uploaded files that was used in the past is no
> longer considered to be sufficiently secure, so a new policy has been
> instituted. A new tool ("kup") has been developed to help with the
> implementation of that policy; it works in a manner similar to the
> upload system used by the Debian project.
> The kup tool will require developers to sign files with their PGP key
> prior to uploading to This mechanism will keep the private
> signing keys from ever being stored on (or any other server).
> More information will be made available once the file upload capability
> is restored.

Please reassure me, we will only have to upload the sig, not the whole
file ? I'm assuming that it will still be possible to generate the files
from the git tree (which should produce the exact same file, hence the
same sig). I'm asking because uploading 2*75 MB kernels will take slightly
more than two hours at full load assuming the link does not break at all
during this time, while a git push of one hundred patches only takes a
few seconds. This is a huge difference in efficiency and reliability !


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