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Date:	Mon, 06 Oct 2014 20:14:25 +0300
From:	Dmitry Kasatkin <>
To:	James Morris <>,
	David Howells <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/4] module: search the key only by keyid

On 06/10/14 15:44, James Morris wrote:
> 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.

Hi David,

I tested KEYS fixes and it works well for modules and integrity.


- Dmitry

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