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    SubjectRe: [PATCH try #2] security: Convert LSM into a static interface
    Quoting James Morris (
    > On Mon, 25 Jun 2007, Andreas Gruenbacher wrote:
    > > It's useful for some LSMs to be modular, and LSMs which are y/n options won't
    > > have any security architecture issues with unloading at all.
    > Which LSMs? Upstream, there are SELinux and capabilty, and they're not
    > safe as loadable modules.
    > > The mere fact
    > > that SELinux cannot be built as a module is a rather weak argument for
    > > disabling LSM modules as a whole, so please don't.
    > That's not the argument. Please review the thread.

    The argument is 'abuse', right?

    Abuse is defined as using the LSM hooks for non-security applications,

    It seems to me that the community is doing a good job of discouraging
    such abuse - by redirecting the "wrong-doers" to implement proper
    upstream solutions, i.e. taskstats, the audit subsystem, etc.

    Such encouragement seems a far better response than taking away freedoms
    and flexibility from everyone.

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