boot timings

C. Scott Ananian cscott at
Wed Jul 2 19:09:14 EDT 2008

On Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 4:26 AM, John Gilmore <gnu at> wrote:
> There's a place in SPI flash that marks the laptop as permanently
> unlocked, eliminating the need for a dev key or cryptographic

It is not safe to write to SPI flash routinely.  Certainly not on
every lease renewal.

> The page at
> originally recommended that people set this field immediately after
> getting a developer key.  But that recommendation was removed by OLPC
> staff (Ivan) on December 28th.

I don't think you need to malign anyone here.

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