unsigned kexts on Yosemite

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Fri Oct 24 16:03:02 PDT 2014

On Oct 23, 2014, at 11:24 AM, Landon J Fuller wrote:
> On Oct 22, 2014, at 5:25 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> On Oct 22, 2014, at 1:40 PM, Dan Ports wrote:
>>> I haven't upgraded to Yosemite myself yet, but I'm hearing that in
>>> 10.10 the system refuses to load any unsigned kernel modules by
>>> default.
>> I can understand the security motivations behind this change. You don't want untrusted code running in your kernel.
> It’s no more untrusted than any other code being run from MacPorts :-)

There's most certainly a difference in the potential for damage from bad kernel code vs. bad user code. One can cause a kernel panic; the other can't.

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