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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC 00/12] Enroll kernel keys thru MOK

> On Jul 7, 2021, at 10:28 AM, Christoph Hellwig <> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 07, 2021 at 10:23:04AM -0600, Eric Snowberg wrote:
>>> On Jul 7, 2021, at 12:46 AM, Christoph Hellwig <> 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.

I will add it in the future, thanks.

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