[OE-core] Could oe-core be infected by virus?

Richard Purdie richard.purdie at linuxfoundation.org
Tue Jan 21 12:36:11 UTC 2020

On Tue, 2020-01-21 at 22:21 +1100, JH wrote:
> Hi,
> I have been using thud version to build imx6 image for about a year,
> it was all good until my last image built at Mon Dec 23 2019.
> The image was booted fine in the first and second times, then in the
> third time, it broken, the boot could not be completed. The wired
> thing was that image injected so many new messages, including
> "Welcome
> to OpenEmbedded nodistro.0!" I have never seen in previous built
> image
> boot. Here are new messages in booting, which were never seen in good
> normal image booting:
> ..................
> [    0.440012] No ATAGs?

Those messages all look fairly normal parts of system boot up so I very
much doubt any virus is involved.

I suspect many of these have always been there but maybe directed to
different consoles which you weren't using.

Something has probably changed on the device with the bootloader to
kernel handoff and its changed the kernel boot parameters and console
setup. This is now printing things on the console you've not seen

The no ATAGS may or may not be related, I don't know what your system
did differently.

So if it was me, I'd be looking at how the bootloader and/or kernel
commandline has changed with your last update.



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