[arch-general] Instructions to mount efivars as readonly should be linked to in Beginner's Guide
scimmia at archlinux.info
Tue Feb 2 03:36:24 UTC 2016
On Mon, 1 Feb 2016 19:35:35 +0000
Tomasz Kramkowski <tk at the-tk.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 01, 2016 at 11:11:14AM -0600, Doug Newgard wrote:
> > On Mon, 01 Feb 2016 22:27:01 +0530
> > Jayesh Badwaik <archlinux at jayeshbadwaik.in> wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I have read the dangers of mounting efivars as writable recently, and I think
> > > there should be an entry in the archlinux installation guide and beginner's
> > > guide which should say exactly what is said in the warning in , and then
> > > link to  for further instructions.
> > >
> > The "dangers" are only if you do something dumb and your firmware is equally
> > dumb. Even then, hopefully the kernel will take care of it.
> > https://gist.github.com/mjg59/8d9d494da56fbe6d8992
> Since when does "do something dumb" and "potentially hard brick your
> motherboard" become synonymous when speaking in terms of computers?
I never said it shouldn't be dealt with, I'm just saying all of the coverage is
really overblown. It's a very obscure set of circumstances that leads to this,
and it appears will be handled in the kernel. Let's move on now.
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