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SubjectRe: [PATCH] security: remove security_sb_post_mountroot hook

--- "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com> wrote:
> The security_sb_post_mountroot() hook is long-since obsolete, and is
> fundamentally broken: it is never invoked if someone uses initramfs.
> This is particularly damaging, because the existence of this hook has
> been used as motivation for not using initramfs.
>
> Stephen Smalley confirmed on 2007-07-19 that this hook was originally
> used by SELinux but can now be safely removed:
>
> http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=118485683612916&w=2
>
> Cc: Stephen Smalley <sds@tycho.nsa.gov>
> Cc: James Morris <jmorris@namei.org>
> Cc: Eric Paris <eparis@parisplace.org>
> Cc: Chris Wright <chrisw@sous-sol.org>
> Signed-off-by: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>

It is also the case that Smack does not use this hook.
It can be removed as far as I'm concerned.



Casey Schaufler
casey@schaufler-ca.com


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