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bug #46032: TPM support

Submitted by:  Mateus Baptista <madruga>
Submitted on:  Wed 23 Sep 2015 04:32:32 AM UTC  
Category:  Booting Severity:  Major
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Feature Request
Status:  Wont Fix Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Originator Name: 
Open/Closed:  Closed Release: 
Release:  2.02~beta1 Reproducibility:  None
Planned Release:  None

Wed 21 Mar 2018 09:07:39 PM UTC, comment #3: 

I would also interested to know why TPM support is incompatible with GNU policies. CoreOS has forked GRUB and added TPM2.0 support in addition to the TPM1.2 support included in trustedgrub described below. I think it is clear that there is a demand for this feature.


Andrew DiPrinzio <ajd394>
Fri 17 Feb 2017 07:06:37 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Which specific GNU policy would this violate?

jbash aka John Bashinski <jbash>
Wed 07 Oct 2015 09:21:17 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Against GNU policies.

Vladimir Serbinenko <phcoder>
Project Administrator
Wed 23 Sep 2015 04:32:32 AM UTC, original submission:  

Hello everyone,

Some time ago many feature requests about TPM support were closed because FSF considered them dangerous[1,2,3].

In 2015 RMS declared TPM are not dangerous[4] ("...the “Trusted Platform Modules” available for PCs are not dangerous, and there is no reason not to include one in a computer or support it in system software."), so I think it's eligible now to ask this feature again.

It was actually implemented in a GRUB fork[5] so the effort of implementing this feature is just a merge of code already written.


[1] http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-grub/2012-07/msg00017.html
[2] http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/grub-devel/2009-02/msg00217.html
[3] http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/grub-devel/2009-08/msg00407.html
[4] http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/can-you-trust.en.html
[5] http://sourceforge.net/projects/trustedgrub/

Mateus Baptista <madruga>


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