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authorDavid Woodhouse <>2015-07-20 21:16:30 +0100
committerDavid Howells <>2015-08-07 16:26:14 +0100
commitfb1179499134bc718dc7557c7a6a95dc72f224cb (patch)
tree5a0b7e87708c275071f4c3079099854a13eee812 /init
parent1329e8cc69b93a0b1bc6d197b30dcff628c18dbf (diff)
modsign: Use single PEM file for autogenerated key
The current rule for generating signing_key.priv and signing_key.x509 is a classic example of a bad rule which has a tendency to break parallel make. When invoked to create *either* target, it generates the other target as a side-effect that make didn't predict. So let's switch to using a single file signing_key.pem which contains both key and certificate. That matches what we do in the case of an external key specified by CONFIG_MODULE_SIG_KEY anyway, so it's also slightly cleaner. Signed-off-by: David Woodhouse <> Signed-off-by: David Howells <>
Diffstat (limited to 'init')
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/init/Kconfig b/init/Kconfig
index e2e0a1d27886..2b119850784b 100644
--- a/init/Kconfig
+++ b/init/Kconfig
@@ -1950,7 +1950,7 @@ config MODULE_SIG_HASH
string "File name or PKCS#11 URI of module signing key"
- default "signing_key.priv"
+ default "signing_key.pem"
depends on MODULE_SIG
Provide the file name of a private key/certificate in PEM format,
@@ -1958,7 +1958,7 @@ config MODULE_SIG_KEY
the URI should identify, both the certificate and its corresponding
private key.
- If this option is unchanged from its default "signing_key.priv",
+ If this option is unchanged from its default "signing_key.pem",
then the kernel will automatically generate the private key and
certificate as described in Documentation/module-signing.txt