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  • Huawei Proposes In-Kernel Transactional Database For Security Purposes

    Phoronix: Huawei Proposes In-Kernel Transactional Database For Security Purposes

    While some Huawei engineers are currently facing criticism for submitting superfluous kernel patches in an effort to boost their own or the company's standing in the kernel community, other engineers are Huawei are working on more substantive kernel patches. Here's a rather peculiar new patch series out on Friday where a Huawei engineer is effectively proposing an in-kernel transactional database...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...ernel-Trans-DB

  • #2
    Typo: "other engineers are Huawei..."

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    • #3
      Originally posted by halo9en View Post
      Typo: "other engineers are Huawei..."
      If you work at Huawei, you live and breathe Huawei, so you are Huawei

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      • #4
        seem interesting patch

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        • #5
          Still seems pointless. Why would RPM or DEB need to store anything in kernel memory? What "user-space attacks" is it supposed to protect from?

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          • #6
            "What could possibly go wrong?" ... Transactional databases are complex creatures. What practical security problem is this supposed to solve beyond some form of DRM for installed packages? I'm sure Linus and other maintainers will ask the same question. Right now, all I see is Huawei using it to enforce compliance with PRC's spyware requirements.

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            • #7
              I put this right down there with having a web server in your BIOS.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by MadeUpName View Post
                I put this right down there with having a web server in your BIOS.
                Too late, CPUs already have Intel AMT's built-in web server...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by halo9en View Post

                  Too late, CPUs already have Intel AMT's built-in web server...
                  Silent Bob is Silent

                  [EDIT: removed link as it now points to some bitcoin gambling site lol]
                  [EDIT 2: added link via Internet Archive]
                  Last edited by QwertyChouskie; 26 June 2021, 02:09 PM.

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                  • #10
                    I think this will not be accepted, as well as kdbus and unlike kdbus this thing looks much more useless.

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