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Friday, August 26 • 14:45 - 15:30
(Ab)using Linux as a Trusted Bootloader - Eric Richter, IBM

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Petitboot is a kexec-based bootloader that (ab)uses Linux to boot Linux, and is used as part of OpenPOWER firmware. By leveraging the linux-integrity subsystem, minimal kernel modifications are needed to transform Petitboot into a trusted boot loader. This talk will provide an overview of Petitboot, describe trusted boot on OpenPOWER and the changes to the kernel required to make it a trusted bootloader. This work also lays a foundation for using Petitboot as a secure bootloader.


Eric Richter

Software Engineer, IBM
Eric Richter is a software developer for the Linux Technology Center in IBM. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Mathematics at Clarkson University. At Clarkson, he participated as a member and director of the Clarkson Open Source Institute: a student-run... Read More →

Friday August 26, 2016 14:45 - 15:30 EDT
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