Rawhide kernel image no longer readable

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Sun Nov 21 03:41:47 UTC 2010

Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> The thing is, we really need to be able to boot a kernel in qemu as
> non-root, and carrying around a separately compiled or packaged kernel
> is in nobody's interest.
> I'm fairly sure this won't be the only application to break.  We found
> it first because we are compiling and booting Rawhide in qemu
> virtually daily (so we tend to find any kernel or qemu problems very
> quickly -- it's the bain of my life).  But I bet others will be
> needing to read those files.
> Also, I do think this smacks a bit of security through obscurity ..
> after all, the files that are being 'protected' here are being carried
> on a hundred or more mirror sites.  It's the worst-kept secret :-)

Uhm, indeed, making publicly available files non-readable is really useless.

        Kevin Kofler

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