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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] New system call, unshare
    Quoting Florian Weimer (
    > * Janak Desai:
    > > With unshare, namespace setup can be done using PAM session
    > > management functions without patching individual commands.
    > I don't think it's a good idea to use security-critical code well

    Note that this patch is not removing the CAP_SYS_ADMIN requirement,
    just allowing the operation to happen outside of clone(). Unlike
    domain transitions in selinux, which should be tied to exec() so
    as to tie them to known code, I don't see what clone() would provide
    in terms of safety which we are losing.

    > without its original specification. Clearly the current situation
    > sucks, but this is mainly a lack of PAM functionality, IMHO.

    I'm not sure this is to do with PAM functionality, rather than
    just its design. Is there a way of "fixing" pam so that we don't
    need unshare()?

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