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Wednesday, October 24 • 11:15 - 11:55
Why Lock Down the Linux Kernel? - Matthew Garrett, Google

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The Linux kernel lockdown patchset is shipped by most major Linux vendors, but has been outside the mainline kernel for almost 6 years. Why does it exist? Why do people want to ship it? Why is it still out of tree?

This presentation will describe the design motivations behind the patchset, the politics that have ensued and why it's still a worthwhile thing to ship. It will cover various security features that have real-world benefits to end users and which are enabled by enhanced separation between the kernel and root.


Matthew Garrett

Security developer, Google
Matthew is a security developer at Google, specialising in Linux security. He thinks computers were probably a mistake.

Wednesday October 24, 2018 11:15 - 11:55 BST
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