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SubjectRe: LSM conversion to static interface
Greg KH wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 21, 2007 at 07:24:42PM -0700, Thomas Fricaccia wrote:
>
>> Yes, I think Crispin has succinctly summed it up: irrevocably closing
>> the LSM prevents commercial customers from using security modules other
>> than that provided by their Linux distributor.
>>
>
> Any "customer" using a security model other than provided by their Linux
> distributor instantly voided all support from that distro by doing that.
>
> So, since the support is gone, they can easily build their own kernels,
> with their own LSM interfaces, and get the exact same lack of support :)
>
>

Running a vendor kernel has the advantage of reusing all the QA work
that has gone into that kernel. It is very different from running
2.6.24-rc1 (or 2.6.22.x). Hence projects like centos: you don't get any
support, but the likelihood of actually requiring support is lower than
running some random kernel.

[but I agree that someone who has somehow determined that they need a
specific LSM will probably have determined that they need vendor support
as well]

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error compiling committee.c: too many arguments to function

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