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SubjectRe: [PATCH] remove sys_security
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On Fri, 18 Oct 2002 17:18, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > The part you're missing here is that the "fuzzy buzzword mechanism" is
> > deployable *NOW*, and will provide *real benefits* *NOW*, rather than
> > having to wait for the 2.7 or 3.1 or whatever kernel.
>
> By messing up the kernel. Note that I don't want to steal you your
> code - deploy it if you want, but don't harm the mainline kernel with it.

So how does it harm the mainline kernel to have a system call reserved for LSM
and then not allow anything in the mainline kernel that uses it? Then we can
deploy modules using the current LSM design without harming the mainline
kernel.

The only code that we really want to see in the mainline kernel is the hooks
for permission checks. Personally I would not mind if no security module
ever gets included in Linus' source tree.


Disclaimer: This message is my own opinion, even if I was part of "team LSM"
I would not be representing them in this issue.
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