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Monday, November 5 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm
State of Linux and UEFI Secure Boot - James Bottomley, Parallels

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The release of Windows-8 is imminent, meaning that secure boot now becomes a reality Linux must deal with.  This talk will detail what secure boot is, how it works, how Linux people have been interacting with Microsoft and the UEFI forum to make sure the present incarnation of Secure Boot is compatible with all the Linux Licensing requirements. We will also explain how the problem divides into two pieces: that of simply ensuring that Linux continues to boot on modern hardware and that of trying to take advantage of secure boot to enhance the security of Linux. We will finish with discussion of the four current solutions available today for Secure Boot (the Linux Foundation pre-bootloader, Fedora shim, SUSE MOK and Ubuntu's use of signed grub2).


James Bottomley

James Bottomley is CTO of Server Virtualisation at Parallels and Linux Kernel maintainer of the SCSI subsystem, PA-RISC Linux and the 53c700 set of drivers. He has made contributions in the areas of x86 architecture and SMP, filesystems, storage and memory management and coherency... Read More →

Monday November 5, 2012 3:30pm - 4:15pm CET
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