Bug#439020: Please could CONFIG_TCG_TPM be set to 'm'
I was looking at trying out Trusted Grub
( http://www.prosec.rub.de/trusted_grub.html ) but found that the stock
Debian kernels seem to be built without the required drivers. It
appears they were disabled by in commit r3389 to the kernel-svn:
As far as I can see the only reason given for this was:
I appreciate that this is an emotive issue for some but I dispute the
assertion that these are useless. It seems there are other developers
who may be interested in this as well:
As far as I see it, the TPM chip is just a tool, whether it is used by
the owner to defend their computer against tampering or whether it is
used by $LARGE_CORPORATION as part of a system to take away people's
freedoms is a separate human and a political issue. Thus I think it
would be nice to have TPM drivers in Debian as then whoever has root on
that has the choice of whether or not to use the chip.