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  • It's Good But Maybe Bad: LVFS Skyrockets With More Than 100k Firmware Updates In One Day

    Phoronix: It's Good But Maybe Bad: LVFS Skyrockets With More Than 100k Firmware Updates In One Day

    The Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) with Fwupd has been serving on average around 40k~50k firmware updates per daay to Linux users relying on this cross-vendor, open-source firmware distribution service with FWUPD for applying firmware updates under Linux. But yesterday its usage just skyrocketed with more than 100,000 firmware updates in a single day... That's great for adoption but the motivation for the mass firmware updates may be something rough on the horizon...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...k-Firmware-Day

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    Big Vendor like Lenovo finally starting to distribute via LVFS? Proper Samsung/intel NVME Support? Can anyone give some speculations which might be more reliable then mine?

    edit: according to their logs some https://fwupd.org/lvfs/firmware/new

    New Dell, New Lenovo firmware within this timeframe. Also Raptor stuff

    ...btw what the hell is China HDD Protection System (DELL) - Chinas HDD Trojan Engine...?
    Last edited by CochainComplex; 17 June 2021, 07:09 AM.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by CochainComplex View Post
      Big Vendor like Lenovo finally starting to distribute via LVFS? Proper Samsung/intel NVME Support? Can anyone give some speculations which might be more reliable then mine?

      edit: according to their logs some https://fwupd.org/lvfs/firmware/new

      New Dell, New Lenovo firmware within this timeframe. Also Raptor stuff

      ...btw what the hell is China HDD Protection System (DELL) - Chinas HDD Trojan Engine...?
      A copy of everything gets vetted through a network of Chinese AI servers before you actually use it. It's for your own good.

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      • #4
        ...imagine those western aliexpress shoppers getting banned by chinese gov because they have used a cheapo chinese dell to surf on western newspaper sites.

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        • #5
          That wasn't me. I just have a Logitech Unifying Receiver being able to get updates and didn't updates in a while. My laptop (Dell Inspiron 5590) supports firmware updates over UEFI, but just newer models have the firmware available for download e install.

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          • #6
            Could be some really old hardware that a company doesn't care about anymore and don't feel like maintaining.

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            • #7
              Well shit...I think the last time everybody updated all their firmware/bios was shortly before Spectr/Meltdown was made public🙃

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              • #8
                Hmm. I'm hoping is more of a cloud partnership announcement. What if it's coreboot ?! *hype*

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                • #9
                  The fact that there is an embargo is unsettling. Oughtta check for updates once I'm back behind keyboard.

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                  • #10
                    Sounds like a Chromebook issue. Other than servers and Android devices, I cannot thinks of a 100K devices that would collectively trigger simultaneously.

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