** Summary changed:
- backport fwts UEFI test driver top Xenial
+ backport fwts UEFI test driver to Xenial
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backport fwts UEFI test driver to Xenial
Status in linux package in Ubuntu:
[SRU Justification, XENIAL]
The fwts UEFI test driver is now upstream in Linux 4.9 and also in the
Ubuntu Yakkety 4.8 kernel, so it would be useful for fwts support to
add it into the Xenial kernel as default (for example Xenial bases
fwts snaps as we can dispense with the DKMS module support).
Upstream commit ff6301dabc3ca20ab8f50f8d0252ac05da610d8 "efi: Add efi_test
driver for exporting UEFI runtime service interfaces"
This patch requires a minor patch wiggle on the Makefile and Kconfig
to backport to Xenial.
Build fwts from the source and run on a Xenial kernel w/o the fwts dpkg based
efi driver and run "sudo fwts --uefitests -" and the tests will fail. Install
the fixed kernel with the driver and the tests will now run because the module
is loaded by fwts and we can now exercise the UEFI run time interfaces from
fwts as root.
This adds test functionality and will not impact on any other driver or
subsystem. To access these test interfaces one requires root privileges, so
risk of normal unprivileged uses accessing UEFI run time services are zero.
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