Re: RFC: sign the modules at install time

From: Rusty Russell
Date: Thu Oct 18 2012 - 00:42:35 EST

Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 5:54 PM, Greg KH <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> One of the main sane use-cases for module signing is:
>>> - randomly generated one-time key
>>> - "make modules_install; make install"
>>> - "make clean" to get rid of the keys.
>>> - reboot.
>> I want that too, but right now 'make clean' leaves the keys around,
>> which seems a bit dangerous to me.
> Oh, yes, we should make sure the key file gets cleaned up at "make clean".

I left it at distclean, figuring the temporary key is a bit like the
.config. But it's trivial to change if people think that's unnatural.

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