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SubjectRe: [PATCH][LSM] Early init for security modules and various cleanups
Stephen Smalley wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-06-02 at 06:44, Andrew Morton wrote:
>
>>Chris Wright <chris@wirex.com> wrote:
>>
>>>security_capable() returns 0 if that capability bit is set.
>>>
>>That's just bizarre. Is there any logic behind it?
>>
>
> The LSM access control hooks all return 0 on success (i.e. permission
> granted) and negative error code on failure, like most of the rest of
> the kernel interfaces (e.g. consider permission())

Maybe it should be called "security_incapable() and then the return code can be
treated as a boolean true/false....

Chris

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