[SRU] [D/E/Unstable] [Pull] Enable Realtek Wireless Lan 8723DE

Seth Forshee seth.forshee at canonical.com
Wed Sep 11 17:35:45 UTC 2019

On Thu, Sep 05, 2019 at 02:05:47AM +0800, Kai-Heng Feng wrote:
> BugLink: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1780590
> [Impact]
> There's no in-kernel support for Realtek 8723DE, so users need to use
> out-of-tree DKMS which is not from Ubuntu archive. This has security
> implication and should be avoided. Also this provides pretty bad user
> experience.
> [Fix]
> Add support to Realtek 8723DE.
> All commits are cherry-picked from Realtek maintained repo:
> https://github.com/rtlwifi-linux/rtw88_8723de
> [Test]
> With the patch series applied, 8723DE can scan and connect to APs
> succesfully. Also did some S3 smoke test, it continues to work.
> [Regression Potential]
> Low. The device in question was never supported, and if there's any
> regression, we can count on Realtek Wireless team, thy are now pretty
> responsive on upstream mailing list.

I have not had a chance to review this yet, however I did want to ask --
has the driver been reviewed to ensure that it is suitable to be signed
by the build-time ephemaral module signing key? I.e. it does not expose
any interfaces to userspace which would compromise kernel lockdown?


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