[coreboot] AMD EPYC and PSP
rene.shuster at bcsemail.org
Thu Jun 8 22:09:17 CEST 2017
Not an expert obviously, but I was under the impression the Digital
Restriction Management was achieved through Widevine. No?
On Thu, Jun 8, 2017 at 3:46 PM, Patrick Georgi <pgeorgi at google.com> wrote:
> Since these discussions flare up time and time again (without ever being
> resolved in any productive way because the discussion happens in the wrong
> forum ):
> Netflix et al are (probably) required by their contracts with the content
> providers (producers, distributors) to make it reasonably hard to access
> the unencrypted bits of sufficiently high quality video (discussing the
> merit and feasibility of these approaches should also happen elsewhere ).
> The PSP (or ME, or ARM TrustZone) provide the technical means for a
> programmable DRM path (what Intel calls the PAVP, protected audio/video
> path, which seems to be partly implemented by the ME) with sufficient
> security guarantees that Netflix et al are willing to risk sending HD (or
> 4K or better) video through that channel.
> Therefore: A CPU with PSP/ME/ARM TZ is one that won't support Netflix .
>  Preaching to the choir is fun the first 10 times. It's slightly less
> fun the next 10 times. And totally tedious the 1000th-1010th times. Sorry
> that you're late to the party but that's not our fault.
> Worse, debating these things here helps nothing since the people that you
> really should to talk to for making a difference aren't subscribed to
> technical lists like this one. They probably play golf and enjoy the sun.
> You can likely talk to them if you present a business case with ~8
> significant non-zero digits in some currency not very unlike the USD. While
> playing golf. And enjoying the sun.
>  It's quite possible to build designs that come without such a "locked
> down processor with access to everything". There's also little money to be
> had in building these, while the current designs have a certain level of
> maturity that makes any significant deviation a serious risk: These chains
> of contracts that connect these coprocessors with Hollywood (probably) come
> with contractual penalties for breaches that result from reckless behavior
> (such as changing the security architecture nilly-willy). "Not rocking the
> boat" is a rather sensible option under such constraints.
> Those ~8 significant digits in some USD-style currency mentioned earlier
> might help change that risk assessment. You won't be able to crowdfund them
> 2017-06-08 21:00 GMT+02:00 Rene Shuster <rene.shuster at bcsemail.org>:
>> Would you mind to elaborate and enlighten us on this matter?
>> On Thu, Jun 8, 2017 at 1:31 PM, Nico Huber <nico.h at gmx.de> wrote:
>>> On 08.06.2017 16:48, Johnysecured88 via coreboot wrote:
>>> > Does anyone anticipate the new EPYC cpus not having PSP?
>>> Well, I don't. The answer is quite simple if you ask the question
>>> differently: Do you expect AMD to drop Netflix support?
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