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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC 00/12] Enroll kernel keys thru MOK
On Wed, Jul 07, 2021 at 10:23:04AM -0600, Eric Snowberg wrote:
>
> > On Jul 7, 2021, at 12:46 AM, Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org> wrote:
> >
> > On Tue, Jul 06, 2021 at 10:43:51PM -0400, Eric Snowberg wrote:
> >> This is a follow up to the "Add additional MOK vars" [1] series I
> >> previously sent. This series incorporates the feedback given
> >> both publicly on the mailing list and privately from Mimi. This
> >> series just focuses on getting end-user keys into the kernel trust
> >> boundary.
> >
> > WTF is MOK?
>
> MOK stands for Machine Owner Key. The MOK facility can be used to
> import keys that you use to sign your own development kernel build,
> so that it is able to boot with UEFI Secure Boot enabled. Many Linux
> distributions have implemented UEFI Secure Boot using these keys
> as well as the ones Secure Boot provides. It allows the end-user
> a choice, instead of locking them into only being able to use keys
> their hardware manufacture provided, or forcing them to enroll keys
> through their BIOS.

Please spell this out in your cover letters and commit logs.

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