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SubjectRe: [AppArmor 38/45] AppArmor: Module and LSM hooks
On Monday 04 June 2007 15:12, Pavel Machek wrote:
> How will kernel work with very long paths? I'd suspect some problems,
> if path is 1MB long and I attempt to print it in /proc
> somewhere.

Pathnames are only used for informational purposes in the kernel, except in
AppArmor of course. /proc only uses pathnames in a few places,
but /proc/mounts will silently fail and produce garbage entries. That's not
ideal of course; we should fix that somehow.

Note that this has nothing to do with the AppArmor discussion ...

> Perhaps vfs should be modified not to allow such crazy paths? But placing
> limit in aa is ugly.

Dream on. Redefining fundamental vfs semantics is not an option; we should
rather make sure that we fail gracefully. Considering the alternatives, I
still prefer the configurable limit. That's way more useful than allowing a
process to DOS the kernel with AppArmor.

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