Secure Boot BOF at DebConf17

Helen Koike of Collabora has proposed a BOF on UEFI Secure Boot at DebConf17, this August:

DebConf17 – BoF proposal to discuss secure boot
I want to send a BoF proposal to DebConf17 so we can meet there and discuss about secure boot. I would like to know if you are interested in attending and also which topics you suggest for discussion. I would appreciate if you could put your name and suggestions in this form in case you are interested https://goo.gl/forms/lHoEibY1H6FmSHSJ2 , or just reply to this email thread.

For full message, see the debian-efi mailing list archives.







Linux kernel EGP_PGT_DUMP build option

Sai Praneeth Prakhya of Intel submitted V2 of an Intel UEFI diagnostic patch for the Linux kernel, the new version adds x86 support.

[PATCH V2] x86/efi: Add EFI_PGT_DUMP support for x86_32, kexec
EFI_PGT_DUMP, as the name suggests dumps efi page tables to dmesg during kernel boot. This feature is very useful while debugging page faults/null pointer dereferences to efi related addresses. Presently, this feature is limited only to x86_64, so let’s extend it to other efi configurations like kexec kernel, efi=old_map and to x86_32 as well. This doesn’t effect normal boot path because this config option should be used only for debug purposes.

Changes since v1:
1. Call efi_dump_pagetable() only once from efi_enter_virtual_mode() – as suggested by Boris

For more info, see the patch on the linux-(kernel,efi) lists.


Debian Live images now include UEFI support

Steve McIntyre gave an update on Debian official images to the debian-(cd, devel-announce,live,cloud) mailing lists. There’s a UEFI update on Debian Live images:
Live images – now including UEFI support

After a hiatus, weekly builds of live images for testing are now happening again. These cover amd64 and i386, and there is a separate image for each of the common desktop environments. Thanks to great work by Neil Williams, Iain Learmonth and Ana Custura on new tools (vmdebootstrap and live-wraper), these also include support for UEFI booting as a new feature. Please help test the images and give feedback:


See Steve’s message to the above-listed lists for the full post.