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SubjectRe: A basic question about the security_* hooks
On Sun, 27 Dec 2009 20:28:23 GMT, David Wagner said:

> Read the thread, where you can find the answer *why*. The question has
> already been answered.

That was the *original* use case for Michael Stone's module. However, in the
mail that I was specifically replying to:

On Sun, 27 Dec 2009 13:02:54 +0900, Tetsuo Handa said:
> I believe TOMOYO can safely coexist with other security modules.
> Why TOMOYO must not be used with SELinux or Smack or AppArmor?
> What interference are you worrying when enabling TOMOYO with SELinux or Smack
> or AppArmor?

Tetsuo asked specifically about the issues of composing two MAC implementations,
so I answered that issue as opposed to "composing a MAC with a small LSM".

I agree that composing a MAC system plus something small should be easier -
as far back as April 2002 there was discussion of stacking SELinux and the
OWLSM (openwall/grsecurity style patches). And we've *still* not managed to
get a solution for that issue (though Serge Hallyn did a yeoman job in trying
to get a stacker accepted back in 2004 or so).

I wonder if we need to go look at Serge's patch set again. It's getting tiring
to revisit the issue every 18 months when somebody wants a small LSM, but can't
do it because large MACs have essentially co-opted the interface.

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