[meta-freescale] [PATCH 0/1] arm: imx: fsl_otp: make fuses (OTP memory) read-only

Alexander Holler holler at ahsoftware.de
Fri Nov 7 07:23:10 PST 2014

Am 07.11.2014 16:07, schrieb Otavio Salvador:
> On Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 1:04 PM, Eric Bénard <eric at eukrea.com> wrote:
>> Hi Jon,
>> Le Fri, 7 Nov 2014 15:31:15 +0100,
>> Jon Nettleton <jon.nettleton at gmail.com> a écrit :
>>> Fair enough.  Can we all agree that it should default to disabled?
>> On your product sure, on the evaluation board that's more questionable.
>> When an evaluation board's user reach this sysfs entries to do a write
>> to it I believe that's not a random choice but a user's choice.
>> Maybe adding a otp_unlock entry to the sysfs before allowing write could
>> secure more the feature when running on the evaluation boards so that
>> the user can think twice before writing to the fuses.
> I like Eric's idea of the unlock sysfs entry for this purpose.

Maybe I should mention that this extremly dangerous driver already was 
posted for submission into the (production) kernel and nobody had a 
problem with it's write functionality, just with some other stuff.

And even if it's ok for FSL to promote this feature with their BSP, I 
have absolutely no love for the way it was done. It now is likely part 
of many production kernels, something never should have happened.

And I still see absolutely no need to have some one time functionality 
as part of the kernel, regardless how usefull it might be for some 
developers. It's a waste of time and resources to include that write 
functionality in something meant for the greater public. Especially 
something that dangerous.

Alexander Holler

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