Trusted Boot in Fedora

Przemek Klosowski przemek.klosowski at
Tue Jun 28 21:25:39 UTC 2011

On 06/25/2011 04:13 AM, Camilo Mesias wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 5:09 PM, Simo Sorce<simo at>  wrote:
>> On Fri, 2011-06-24 at 22:21 +0200, nodata wrote:
>>> 2. This seems like Trusted Computing, which got shot down in flames.
>> Who shot it and why ?
> I don't know about Trusted Computing but this does remind me of the
> Pentium III processor serial number that wasn't well received - even
> though in theory it had what many people would consider a reasonable
> purpose. In other words, tracking down CPUs that were sometimes stolen
> by the truckload.

the processor serial number (PSN) wasn't shut down---every post-PIII CPU 
has it. The access is often disabled by the BIOS, but it's there:

I think that TPC requires that PSN are enabled, but I can't think of why.

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