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Re: A port of tpm(4) from FreeBSD or OpenBSD?

On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 10:10:31AM -0800, Brian Buhrow wrote:
>       Hello.  I'm wondering if anyone has worked on a port of the tpm(4)
> driver from FreeBSD or OpenBSD?  I realize it's a litle late, but it seems
> like a nice thing to have in NetBSD-6.

Yes, I think it would be good to support the tpm device.  It would give
us a secure certificate store & method of validating a certificate in
the kernel.

> Thoughts?

IMHO we shouldn't be hurrying this into NetBSD 6.  Not just this, I have
seen another mention of "it would be nice to have in 6".  I think we
need to be wary of trying to crunch lots of new things into 6 right at
the last minute and risk having a bunch of broken drivers due to
inadequate testing.  I don't mean to pick on you in particular, Brian,
it is just that your message happened to be the second "nice to have in
6" I saw.

Brett Lymn
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