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Subject[PATCH] keys & keyring management update patch

I've made available a patch that makes some alterations to my key management
stuff, mainly to support keyfs. The patch can be downloaded from:
Signed-Off-By: David Howells <>

To summarise the changes in this patch:

(*) There are now five permissions instead of three, which makes things
easier. Hopefully it also means that people will stop thinking keys have
UNIX access permissions, which they do not.

(*) The key "chmod" operation is now "setperm".

(*) fsuid/fsgid are now used instead of euid/egid when using permissions.

(*) Some stuff has been moved from the internal header file into
include/linux/key-ui.h to make it available to keyfs.

(*) /proc/keys is now disabled by default. It pretends keys don't exist
unless you have at least one permission on them.

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