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Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2015 14:11:35 -0500
From: Theodore Tso <>
To: Jason Cooper <>
Cc:, Emese Revfy <>, 
	Kees Cook <>, PaX Team <>, 
	Brad Spengler <>, Greg KH <>, 
	Josh Triplett <>
Subject: Re: Re: Proposal for kernel self protection features

On Mon, Nov 9, 2015 at 2:02 PM, Jason Cooper <> wrote:

> /var/lib/misc/random-seed has served that role for years, I'm only
> advocating loading it earlier in the boot process.  It's *much* harder
> to guess the state of random-seed than the dtb or mac address(es)...

If the bootloader is willing to reach into the file system, which means (a)
having a minimal file system layer, like Grub does, and (b) can find the
block device where the file is found, that's a perfectly *fine*
implementation.    I'm not sure mobile handset vendors will be all that
psyched into either using or replicating all of Grub's functionality so it
could do that, though....

-- Ted

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