[ntp:questions] Flash 400 on all peers; can't get ntpd to be happy

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid
Sat Mar 12 09:24:15 UTC 2011


Chris Albertson wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 10:12 AM, Ryan Malayter <malayter at gmail.com> wrote:
> . have you ever audited the code of your BIOS? Or the firmware
>> on your chipsets, NICs, RAID cards, or disk drives? Your "control" of
>> a physical server is just as illusory as that of a Virtual Machine.
> 
> Yes,  Linux, after the first boot block is loaded does not use any of
> that code, no BIOS calls are made from the OS, none of other ROMs
> either.  It's open Source so people read the code.

My understanding is that system management mode code is still executed.




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