mokutil --list-enrolled reports: This system does't support Secure Boot

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15

Situation

mokutils reports the system doesn't support secure boot, even though it does:
# mokutil --list-enrolled
This system does't support Secure Boot

Resolution

Remounting the efivarfs filesystem makes the problem go away until the next reboot.
The command is:
mount -o remount -t efivarfs efivarfs /sys/firmware/efi/efivars

However, the problem in this particular case was McAfee antivirus software(and its kernel modules)
interfering with efivarfs module.
Stopping and disabling McAfee and reboot resolves the problem.
In general, if you experience such behavior, verify that no third party software/kernel modules are loaded
and report this defect to the third party software vendor.

Cause

Antivirus software interferes with efivarfs kernel module.

Disclaimer

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  • Document ID:000020387
  • Creation Date: 15-Sep-2021
  • Modified Date:15-Sep-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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