Project Description

Currently kernel module signature be attached in the end of kernel module (ko file). Scott Bahling has raised that there have some benefits that kernel allows to load module with a separate signature file.

Current module signature is PKCS#7 format, I thought that it's not hard to do that. But we will need a new system call for this.

Goal for this Hackweek

Implement a proof of concept in hackweek 20.


Base on the latest kernel mainline.

Looking for hackers with the skills:


This project is part of:

Hack Week 20


  • over 1 year ago: pperego liked this project.
  • over 1 year ago: mkubecek liked this project.
  • over 1 year ago: fanyadan liked this project.
  • over 1 year ago: joeyli added keyword "kernel" to this project.
  • over 1 year ago: joeyli originated this project.

  • Comments

    • joeyli
      over 1 year ago by joeyli | Reply

      Result: HEAD:users/jlee/stable/modsign-separate on

      TODO: - Support multi .ko.p7s file. - Search fingerprint in trusted keyring, platform keyring - Modify sign-file ? - Combine with current modverifysig() - coexist with embedded signature

    Similar Projects

    generic zswap dedup by ailiopoulos

    [comment]: # (Please use the project descriptio...

    mac80211_hwsim tool by cfconrad

    Project Description

    Write a userland tool...

    Nanos Unikernel by rpalethorpe

    Project Description

    Nanos is a "unikernel...

    Setup A Linux Cross Referencer for SUSE kernels by tdz

    Project Description

    There's [Elixir](http...

    Rust in linux kernel by dsterba

    [comment]: # (Please use the project descriptio...