Re: [Suit] SUIT Architecture document review

Michael Richardson <mcr+ietf@sandelman.ca> Wed, 16 October 2019 14:03 UTC

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Comments: In-reply-to Hannes Tschofenig <Hannes.Tschofenig@arm.com> message dated "Wed, 16 Oct 2019 09:13:56 -0000."
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Hannes Tschofenig <Hannes.Tschofenig@arm.com> wrote:
    > [Hannes] When you say “larger systems” what do you mean? There are
    > Windows, Linux and mobile devices out there that already have a
    > perfectly fine software update mechanism and we are not trying to
    > replace it with this work. For those devices that run regular operating
    > systems the lightweight design of the software update mechanism is
    > apparently less of a concern compared to the design of a firmware
    > update mechanism for low end IoT devices, as you have witnessed in the
    > discussions on this list. When you say “large system” are you then
    > referring to a system that runs Windows, Linux or something similar or
    > do you have some other system in mind?

I believe that it would be applicable to Things based upon things that look
the RPI, running Android IoT or OpenWRT.  While there are package systems, a
random assortment of packages is undesireable, and can not easily be attested
to.

This is what I think that Kathleen is talking about.


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