Re: [git patches] libata updates, GPG signed (but see admin notes)

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Mon Oct 31 2011 - 20:43:18 EST

> The main worry is Linus ($human_who_pulls) gets
> cryptographically-verified data at the time he pulls. Once Linus
> republishes his tree (git push), there will be few, if any, wanting to
> verify Jeff Garzik's signature.
> So no, I don't see that as a _driving_ need in the kernel's case.
> And IMO the kernel will be a mix of signed and unsigned content for a
> while, possibly forever.

I think the desire is to be able to deconstruct things if things were to
go wrong.


H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
I work for Intel. I don't speak on their behalf.

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