While researching Breed and MT7621A bootloader options I came across the pseudonym hackpascal. After encountering github,com/hackpascal I associated the name Weijie Gao with the pseudonym.
Yesterday (Feb 2nd 2021) the following was committed in the header of a file on github using the hackpascal account:
From b7c230c5ab9009d6d9612294dbb1084f2070610b Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Weijie Gao <weijie.gao@mediatek,com>
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2021 10:51:25 +0800
Subject: armv8: do not read ESR_EL3 in AArch32 state
So apparently BREED is from Mediatek. Why would they go to such extreme lengths to avoid associating BREED with Mediatek? Are there any security implications to worry about? At any level, personal, political, etc.? Mediatek posts the source code for lots of bootloaders publicly including the 1st and 2nd stages for the MT7621, and complete versions of Uboot for other chips. Why is BREED different?
I posted this here too:
more links from searching and others in ^^^ forum thread: