[Networkmanager] CSME integration - rollback

Thomas Haller thaller at redhat.com
Mon Mar 20 15:54:23 UTC 2023

On Mon, 2023-03-20 at 15:13 +0200, Emmanuel Grumbach wrote:
> Hi,
> In the thread below, I kicked off an activity to integrate the CSME
> flows with NetworkManager.
> There is a lengthy explanation about those flows in that thread.
> Unfortunately, I couldn't complete the implementation in a reasonable
> time frame and Intel is now focusing on a solution that involves the
> kernel only and does not rely on the NetworkManager. The motivation
> for that second solution is that it requires integration with fewer
> components despite being a bit hacky.
> Intel may come back to the NetworkManager solution if it faces issues
> in the kernel-only solution, but we can't know when this will happen
> if at all.
> This is why I sent a patch to remove all the code added as part of
> that activity to avoid keeping dead code.
> Thank you!
> [1] -
>  https://lists.gnome.org/archives/networkmanager-list/2022-March/msg0
> 0001.html
> Emmanuel Grumbach
> egrumbach at gmail.com

Hi Emmanuel,

Thank you for reaching out so we know what is going on.

Link to gitlab: https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/NetworkManager/NetworkManager/-/merge_requests/1573


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