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SubjectRe: + smack-version-11c-simplified-mandatory-access-control-kernel.patch added to -mm tree
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Casey Schaufler wrote:
> In the end we can call it CAP_LATE_FOR_DINNER if that's the only way
> I can move forward. CAP_MAC_OVERRIDE is the obvious partner to
> CAP_DAC_OVERRIDE, so that's still my preference. CAP_SMACK_OVERRIDE
> unnecessarily ties it to one LSM, and in spite of what some people
> still seem to think, I see more LSMs in the pipeline.

I'd personally not like to see SMACK appear in a capability name. No
offense Casey, but SMACK may be displaced with YAMAC (*) someday, and
I'd hate to have wasted a capability on it. Using CAP_MAC_OVERRIDE makes
sense to me - even if its not (yet/ever) honored by all MAC LSMs.

I do have a question about whether one capability is sufficient in
general for MAC. Looking at the:

http://wt.xpilot.org/publications/posix.1e/download.html

last draft, there are no less than 5 capabilities (p173) allocated for
MAC. Presumably there was a good reason for 5 and not 1 back then -
could you summarize what is different now?

Thanks

Andrew

(*) yet-another example of yet-another

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