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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 01/11] Security: Add hook to get full maclabel xattr name
    On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 07:04:57PM -0500, Dave Quigley wrote:
    > There are several things here. I've spoken to several people about this
    > and the belief I've gotten from most of them is that a recommended
    > attribute is how this is to be transported. The NFSv4 spec people will
    > probably say that if you want xattr like functionality for NFSv4 use
    > named attributes. For us this is not an option since we require
    > semantics to label on create/open and the only way we can do this is by
    > adding a recommended attribute. The create/open calls in NFSv4 takes a
    > list of attributes to use on create as part of the request. I really
    > don't see a difference between the security blob and the
    > username/groupname that NFSv4 currently uses. Also there is a good
    > chance that we will need to translate labels at some point (read future
    > work).

    Then use the existing side-band protocol and ignore the NFSv4 spec
    group. They're <skip colourful language here> anyway.

    > > Wow, that's rude even to someone as direct as me. Casey is the only
    > > other person having an in-tree LSM, and I think his input in this
    > > area is important. But if not I as a VFS person can happily give
    > > you my "no" for the current version from the VFS point of view.
    > I can only speak for myself but honestly I've only seen Casey act
    > confrontational to this idea from the beginning. There is absolutely
    > nothing in here that is SELinux specific, tecnically its not even MAC
    > specific. I said from the beginning that this was perhaps not the best
    > name and we are willing to change it

    And changing the name and minor details is exactly what Casey requested.

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