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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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