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SubjectRe: syscall: sys_promote
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On Gwe, 2005-08-26 at 19:02 +0800, Coywolf Qi Hunt wrote:
> > 3) admins can `promote' a suspect process instead of killing it.
> >
> > Is it also generally useful in practice? Thoughts?

The locking is wrong. At the moment the entire kernel assumes that a
process uid is not changed by anyone else. After you've implemented uid
locking/refcounting for tasks you can add the syscall but until then its
not a good idea. I don't think its a good idea anyway - selinux can do
far more useful things.


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