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Torvalds blasts Howells, Garrett over secure boot

Howell made a request for a patchset to be pulled into the mainline kernel last Thursday, writing, “It (the patchset) provides a facility by which keys can be added dynamically to a kernel that is running in secure-boot mode.

“To permit a key to be loaded under such a condition, we require that the new key be signed by a key that we already have (and trust) – where keys that we “already have” could include those embedded in the kernel, those in the UEFI database and those in cryptographic hardware.”