[LinuxBIOS] MB1030 / 3036 VGA resume

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Fri May 5 16:01:06 CEST 2006

Stefan Reinauer schrieb:
> * Ronald G Minnich <rminnich at lanl.gov> [060505 15:31]:
>>>One second... Could we do bios based transparent hard disk encryption
>>>this way? That would be kind of cool ;-))
>>I am told that this type of thing might go into EFI. You don't get 
>>direct access to your disk. Looking at the EFI docs, it seems you could 
>>do it ... you no longer get access to raw hardware. OW!
> With Vanderpool and Pacifica this should be fairly easy. 
> The fact that stuff like this is possible (maybe even with SMI) is not
> the scary part. The scary part is we might never get control over any
> piece of hardware again.

But LinuxBIOS would suddenly become a lot more attractive if it was the
only way to get real access to the hardware. Unless somebody decides to
run that scary software below LinuxBIOS. I believe with BIOS-embedded-in-
chipset like the Xbox has we really might be stuck.


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