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    SubjectRe: [GIT PULL] Load keys from signed PE binaries
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    On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 10:34 AM, Peter Jones <pjones@redhat.com> wrote:
    > On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 10:25:47AM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    >> - why do you bother with the MS keysigning of Linux kernel modules to
    >> begin with?
    >
    > This is not actually what the patchset implements. All it's done here
    > is using PE files as envelopes for keys. The usage this enables is to
    > allow for whoever makes a module (binary only or merely out of tree for
    > whatever reason) to sign it and vouch for it themselves. That could
    > include, for example, a systemtap module.

    Umm. And which part of "We already support that, using standard X.509
    certificates" did we suddenly miss?

    So no. The PE file thing makes no sense what-so-ever. What you mention
    we can already do, and we already do it *better*.

    Linus


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