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SubjectRe: [PATCH] remove sys_security
On Thu, Oct 17, 2002 at 11:53:52AM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> No, don't remove this!

> Yes, it's a big switch, but what do you propose otherwise? SELinux
> would need a _lot_ of different security calls, which would be fine, but
> we don't want to force every security module to try to go through the
> process of getting their own syscalls.

They should register their syscalls with the kernel properly. Look
at what e.g. the streams people did after the sys_call_table
removal. It's enough that IRIX suffers from the syssgi syndrome, no
need to copy redo their mistakes in Linux.

> And other subsystems in the kernel do the same thing with their syscall,
> like networking, so there is a past history of this usage.

But they don't allow any random module to implement it. And anyone
asked today says the horrible sys_Scoketcall and sys_ipc cludges
were a mistake.

> Linus, please do not apply.

Well, getting it applyed was the intent of sending out this mail..

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