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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 /kernel/Makefile
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 'kernel/Makefile')
1 files changed, 7 insertions, 8 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/Makefile b/kernel/Makefile
index fa2f8b84b18a..7453283981ca 100644
--- a/kernel/Makefile
+++ b/kernel/Makefile
@@ -173,8 +173,8 @@ endif
# We do it this way rather than having a boolean option for enabling an
# external private key, because 'make randconfig' might enable such a
# boolean option and we unfortunately can't make it depend on !RANDCONFIG.
-ifeq ($(CONFIG_MODULE_SIG_KEY),"signing_key.priv")
-signing_key.priv signing_key.x509: x509.genkey
+ifeq ($(CONFIG_MODULE_SIG_KEY),"signing_key.pem")
+signing_key.pem: x509.genkey
@echo "###"
@echo "### Now generating an X.509 key pair to be used for signing modules."
@echo "###"
@@ -185,8 +185,8 @@ signing_key.priv signing_key.x509: x509.genkey
@echo "###"
openssl req -new -nodes -utf8 -$(CONFIG_MODULE_SIG_HASH) -days 36500 \
-batch -x509 -config x509.genkey \
- -outform DER -out signing_key.x509 \
- -keyout signing_key.priv 2>&1
+ -outform PEM -out signing_key.pem \
+ -keyout signing_key.pem 2>&1
@echo "###"
@echo "### Key pair generated."
@echo "###"
@@ -210,9 +210,9 @@ x509.genkey:
@echo >>x509.genkey "keyUsage=digitalSignature"
@echo >>x509.genkey "subjectKeyIdentifier=hash"
@echo >>x509.genkey "authorityKeyIdentifier=keyid"
-# For external (PKCS#11 or PEM) key, we need to obtain the certificate from
-# CONFIG_MODULE_SIG_KEY automatically.
+# We need to obtain the certificate from CONFIG_MODULE_SIG_KEY.
quiet_cmd_extract_der = CERT_DER $(2)
cmd_extract_der = scripts/extract-cert "$(2)" signing_key.x509
@@ -249,4 +249,3 @@ endif
signing_key.x509: scripts/extract-cert include/config/module/sig/key.h $(X509_DEP)
$(call cmd,extract_der,$(X509_SOURCE))