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Old 01-23-2022, 02:08 PM   #31
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A full rewrite in assembly.
Ok - download the source and get started rewriting everything in assembly - see you back in.....a few decades.



If you want a pure OS in assembly perhaps move to http://menuetos.net/
 
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Old 01-23-2022, 02:19 PM   #32
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What would you propose?
A full rewrite in assembly.
This is NOT a suggestion for v15.1.

In order to block some nefarious entity from putting a root-kit in the Intel Management Engine, or from running a root-kit in System Management Mode --- it would probably be a good idea to put an important part of the kernel in one or both of these places.

According to my understanding, AMD has similar things for their processors, but the names are different.

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Old 01-23-2022, 04:46 PM   #33
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This is NOT a suggestion for v15.1.

In order to block some nefarious entity from putting a root-kit in the Intel Management Engine, or from running a root-kit in System Management Mode --- it would probably be a good idea to put an important part of the kernel in one or both of these places.
The Intel Management Engine lives in motherboard, in a flash memory. And it's a critical part of your hardware, for you to be even be able to light on that sorry motherboard.

So, you want Slackware to flash your motherboard BIOS each time you upgrade the kernel? Each time?

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According to my understanding, AMD has similar things for their processors, but the names are different.
There is no such thing like an AMD Management Engine - the AMD's Security Processor is an ARM core which runs what could be better described as a software TPM 2.0 and a better random numbers generator.

Certainly this is a very nice feature, specially for those who want the hardware support for a TPM 2.0 (i.e for running Windows 11 without hacks) and the better random numbers are appreciated probably by everyone.

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Old 01-23-2022, 09:11 PM   #34
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Hi LuckyCyborg,

I think you misunderstood my points. However, I think any further discussion of this topic should go in a thread other than this one. If you wish to start a new thread about this, then I will join you there.
 
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Old 01-24-2022, 03:12 AM   #35
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This thread is already silly and we are not even at 15.0 yet.

Maybe I will request that libheif be added to slackware imagemagik can handle Apple HEIF image files.

(I done that and rebuilt imagemagik to suit.)

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Old 01-24-2022, 03:34 AM   #36
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This thread sounds like a joke, and somebody has to do it: I formally request systemd to be included.
 
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Old 01-24-2022, 05:17 AM   #37
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By the time Pat is ready to receive suggestion for the next version, this thread is going to be tens of pages long and everything posted here so far is going to get lost in the noise.

Cross your bridges when you get to them folks.
 
Old 01-24-2022, 05:30 AM   #38
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By the time Pat is ready to receive suggestion for the next version, this thread is going to be tens of pages long and everything posted here so far is going to get lost in the noise.

Cross your bridges when you get to them folks.
which is not too bad, as everything that has been proposed so far is probably already in the checklist
 
Old 01-24-2022, 05:32 AM   #39
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which is not too bad, as everything that has been proposed so far is probably already in the checklist
LOL
 
Old 01-24-2022, 01:33 PM   #40
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which is not too bad, as everything that has been proposed so far is probably already in the checklist
This implies my alternative kernel consideration too, right?

One of the contestants would be porting the OBSD'd kernel, for instance - or, rather, porting Slackware to it...
 
Old 01-24-2022, 01:41 PM   #41
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This implies my alternative kernel consideration too, right?

One of the contestants would be porting the OBSD'd kernel, for instance - or, rather, porting Slackware to it...
nope
Pat has already kick out your suggestion
 
Old 01-25-2022, 01:00 PM   #42
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nope
Pat has already kick out your suggestion
Contrary, he said I can knock my self out seeking, that's quite the opposite - that I am free to seek out, but he has no intention to help me get there

And, kindly, i just as well might once i have some time to spare...

 
Old 01-25-2022, 01:55 PM   #43
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I ever missed an utility to build a Slackware kernel packages from Linux kernel sources.
 
Old 01-25-2022, 02:00 PM   #44
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Contrary, he said I can knock my self out seeking, that's quite the opposite - that I am free to seek out, but he has no intention to help me get there

And, kindly, i just as well might once i have some time to spare...

Indeed, but I liked the idea
 
Old 01-25-2022, 02:03 PM   #45
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I ever missed an utility to build a Slackware kernel packages from Linux kernel sources.
Perhaps I don't understand your request, but doesn't this do exactly what you ask?

https://mirrors.slackware.com/slackw...rent/source/k/
 
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