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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/3] integrity: Linux Integrity Module(LIM)
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On Mon, 2008-10-13 at 13:17 -0400, Mimi Zohar wrote:
> Concern was raised on the lkml mailing list, about adding i_integrity
> to the inode structure. This patch adds a comment clarifying that
> i_integrity is only included in the inode if INTEGRITY is configured.

Mimi, it is nice that you made this a config option. That definitely
helps the embedded folks and those compiling their own kernels. But, it
doesn't really help those who run distros.

The distributions basically ship one kernel for everybody, and it has to
have CONFIG_KITCHEN_SINK=y in order to support everyone's individual
users. Although you provided a config option, in practice, this always
bloats distro kernels which are the vast majority of users.

Is this even useful for filesystems like proc or sysfs? Should we bloat
those inodes for a feature which might not possibly apply there?

-- Dave



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