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Bug#439020: Please could CONFIG_TCG_TPM be set to 'm'

On Wed, Aug 22, 2007 at 09:37:47AM -0600, dann frazier wrote:
> > Debian kernels seem to be built without the required drivers.  It
> > appears they were disabled by in commit r3389 to the kernel-svn:
> > 
> > http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/kernel-svn-changes/2005-June/002083.html
> > 
> > As far as I can see the only reason given for this was:
> > 
> > http://lists.debian.org/debian-kernel/2005/06/msg00364.html
> > 
> > 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:
> > 
> > http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=409591
> > 
> > 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.
> maks, looks like you disabled them. comments?

back in the 2005 days there was _zero_ userspace for them,
thus they were useless.

i'm ok to reconsider the old decision and to sync with fedora.
i'll reenable them on trunk once buildserver is back.


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