Security Working Group meeting - Wednesday August 31 - results

Joseph Reynolds jrey at
Tue Sep 6 05:04:56 AEST 2022

On 9/1/22 7:41 AM, Brad Bishop wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 01, 2022 at 06:25:24AM -0500, Patrick Williams wrote:
>> written entirely in Python, which makes it very difficult for us to 
>> support
>> on any of the NOR-based systems (all of them except IBM's latest).
> Is the suggestion that they rewrite it in C++ and contribute that?  If 
> it is, why would they invest in building a project and community from 
> scratch as opposed to using an existing one just because all the other 
> in-tree servers are hyper-cost optimized?

I read "applicability" into Patrick's question.  My first thought was 
someone asking why IBM is proposing to put complex and space-consuming 
features into the project, and who else needs them?

I recall from the meeting, but didn't put into the minutes, that the 
Keylime project is creating an implementation based on the Rust language.
The OpenBMC project discussed Rust some years ago, as a language which 
adds additional safety guarantees.  But I am aware of no discussion or 
progress since then, and I didn't find any Rust support in the 
OpenEmbedded/bitbake project (but I think it would be welcome).


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