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Date:	Mon, 6 Oct 2014 23:44:57 +1100 (AEDT)
From:	James Morris <>
To:	David Howells <>
cc:	Dmitry Kasatkin <>,,,,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/4] module: search the key only by keyid

On Fri, 3 Oct 2014, David Howells wrote:

> Dmitry Kasatkin <> wrote:
> > BTW. But actually why signer is needed to find the key?
> > Every key has unique fingerprint.
> The SKID is by no means guaranteed unique, is not mandatory and has no defined
> algorithm for generating it.
> > Or you say that different certificates might have the same PK?
> > What I would consider strange. But anyway, if PK is the same, then
> > verification succeed.
> Do note: We *do* need to get away from using SKIDs.  We have situations where
> we have to use a key that doesn't have one.

David, I need to push to Linus for 3.17 -- please finalize the fix for 
this and send me a pull request.

James Morris

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