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SubjectRe: [PATCH] selinux: init target class when add avc callback
On 03/07/2012 08:41 AM, Eric Paris wrote:

> On Tue, 2012-03-06 at 16:15 -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
>> On Wed, 07 Mar 2012 07:59:30 +0800
>> Wanlong Gao <gaowanlong@cn.fujitsu.com> wrote:
>>
>>> On 02/05/2012 09:53 AM, Wanlong Gao wrote:
>>>
>>>> Target security class should be initialized when add avc callback.
>>>> Although tclass is userless in callbacks now, but it may be used
>>>> in the future .
>>>>
>>>> Signed-off-by: Wanlong Gao <gaowanlong@cn.fujitsu.com>
>>>> ---
>>>> security/selinux/avc.c | 1 +
>>>> 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
>>>>
>>>> diff --git a/security/selinux/avc.c b/security/selinux/avc.c
>>>> index dca1c22..27495e6 100644
>>>> --- a/security/selinux/avc.c
>>>> +++ b/security/selinux/avc.c
>>>> @@ -576,6 +576,7 @@ int avc_add_callback(int (*callback)(u32 event, u32 ssid, u32 tsid,
>>>> c->events = events;
>>>> c->ssid = ssid;
>>>> c->tsid = tsid;
>>>> + c->tclass = tclass;
>>>> c->perms = perms;
>>>> c->next = avc_callbacks;
>>>> avc_callbacks = c;
>>
>> Perhaps James can take a look at this?
>>
>> avc_add_callback() looks a bit odd. It uses GFP_ATOMIC, but that is
>> unnecessary because avc_add_callback() is only ever called from
>> module_init() code. And if it isn't only ever called from
>> module_init() code then it needs some locking for that list.
>
> I'm a bad maintainer. I should have done something with this patch.
> Adding sds, the only other person who ever actually maintains this code,
> to the thread.
>
> __initcall() functions aren't serialized? I guess that would be bad and
> we would need a lock. I wonder if there are other places I assumed
> __initcall() would be serialized (note that all of these call sites are
> built in and not modules if that makes a difference)
>
> I'll probably just rip all of that ssid, tsid, tclass, perms, stuff out.
> If all these years noone uses callbacks for anything other than reset
> why do we have it at all. Probably more simplification we can do around
> avc_update_node() too...


Agree, seems that no one will use callbacks other than reset.

-Gao

>
> Stephen, thoughts on ripping stuff out?
>
> -Eric
>
>




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